form, substantial
In Aristotelian thought, the structure or nature that is imposed upon undifferentiated materia prima to make the different kinds of substance in the world. See also hylomorphism, matter.

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  • substantial — substantial, substantive Substantial is pronounced with the stress on the second syllable and substantive with the stress on the first syllable or occasionally the second. Both words mean ‘having substance’, but substantial is the word in general …   Modern English usage

  • substantial justice — n: justice of a sufficient degree esp. to satisfy a standard of fairness; also: justice administered according to the substance and not necessarily the form of the law all pleadings shall be so construed as to do substantial justice Federal Rules …   Law dictionary

  • FORM AND MATTER — (Heb. צוּרָה, ẓurah, and חֹמֶר, ḥomer), according to Aristotle, the two constituents of every physical substance, form being that which makes the substance what it is, and matter being the substratum underlying the form. In substantial change the …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Form — (f[=o]rm; in senses 8 & 9, often f[=o]rm in England), n. [OE. & F. forme, fr. L. forma; cf. Skr. dhariman. Cf. {Firm}.] 1. The shape and structure of anything, as distinguished from the material of which it is composed; particular disposition or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • substantial form — index contour (shape) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • Substantial form — A theory of Substantial forms asserts there are things called Forms (or Ideas), and they are what organizes matter and makes it intelligible. Substantial forms are the source of order, unity, and identity of objects. Substantial forms are what is …   Wikipedia

  • form of the statute — This expression means the words, language, or frame of a statute, and hence the inhibition or command which it may contain; used in the phrase (in criminal pleading) against the form of the statute in that case made and provided. Forms of action …   Black's law dictionary

  • form of the statute — This expression means the words, language, or frame of a statute, and hence the inhibition or command which it may contain; used in the phrase (in criminal pleading) against the form of the statute in that case made and provided. Forms of action …   Black's law dictionary

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