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procedural

[pruh-see-jer-uh l]
adjective
  1. of or relating to a procedure or procedures, especially of a court of law, legislative body, or law enforcement agency.
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noun
  1. police procedural.
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Origin of procedural

First recorded in 1885–90; procedure + -al1
Related formspro·ce·dur·al·ly, adverbnon·pro·ce·dur·al, adjective
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adj.

1876, from procedure + -al (1). Related: Procedurally.

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