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This legal glossary is a basic guide to common legal terms. A lawyer is in the best position to advise you about your legal rights and responsibilities.

Different terms may have different meanings based on the specific area of law or the context in which they are being used. For legal terms not referred to in this glossary, or for more comprehensive definitions, you may wish to refer to a legal dictionary or to an internet resource.

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Rules of (the) Court
The procedures which govern the proceedings in the court and which are to be followed by the parties. In civil cases, the Rules of Civil Procedure are the rules of court. In family law cases, the Family Law Rules are the rules of court. In criminal law, Criminal Appeal Rules and Criminal Proceeding Rules are the rules of court.