Administrative Procedure Act. 1. A federal statute establishing practices and procedures to be

followed  in  rulemaking  and  adjudication.  •  The  Act  was  designed  to  give  citizens  basic

due-process protections such as the right to present evidence and to be  heard by an independent

hearing  officer.  2.  A  similar  state  statute.  —  Abbr.  APA.  [Cases:  Administrative  Law  and

Procedure    4. C.J.S. Public Administrative Law and Procedure § 3.] [Blacks Law 8th]