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a. the institution of a legal action
b. any step taken in a legal action
2. legal action; litigation
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



in Soviet law, a procedure established by law to regulate the conduct of investigative and judicial actions, the adoption of decisions, and the relations of participants in criminal and civil cases. The proceeding is based on the democratic principles of Soviet judicial procedure and is the form through which these principles are realized. It includes the body of rules providing for the thorough investigation of a case, the best conditions for evaluating the evidence, the active role of the parties to the case, and the strict observance by the parties of citizens’ rights (seeCRIMINAL PROCEDURE).

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