procedural

If you have to follow so many rules at work that it seems like nothing ever gets done, you could say that the procedural requirements of your job are getting you down. The adjective procedural describes something related to a required or standard course of action.

Legal types are probably already familiar with the word procedural, which is often used to describe matters related to the law. The Senate, for example, may cite procedural roadblocks as the reason why nothing has been accomplish in a session. So that would give the Senate something in common with your workplace: having too many rules to follow — "procedural overload" — makes things take a long time.

Definitions of procedural
1

adj of or relating to procedure

“a procedural violation”

adj relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the principles of law

Synonyms:
adjective
Antonyms:
essential, substantive
defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established

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