RULES OF PRACTICE
Certain orders made by the courts for the
purpose of regulating the practice of members of the bar and others.
2. Every court of record has an inherent power to make rules for the
transaction of its business; which rules they may from time to time change,
alter, rescind or repeal. While they are in force they must be applied to all
cases which fall within them; they can use no discretion, unless such
discretion is authorized by the rules themselves. Rules of court cannot, of
course, contra-vene the constitution or the law of the land. 3 Pick. R. 512; 2
Har. & John. 79; 1 Pet. S. C. R. 604; 3 Binn. 227, 417; 3 S. & R. 253;
8 S. & R. 336; 2 Misso. R. 98; 11 S. & R. 131; 5 Pick. R. 187.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition