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pro·ceed·ing

 (prō-sē′dĭng, prə-)
n.
1. A course of action; a procedure.
2. proceedings A sequence of events occurring at a particular place or occasion: hectic proceedings in the kitchen.
3. proceedings A record of business carried on by a society or other organization; minutes.
4. Law
a. often proceedings Legal action; litigation.
b. often proceedings The activities and hearings of a legal body or administrative agency.
c. The institution or pursuance of legal action.

proceeding

(prəˈsiːdɪŋ)
n
1. an act or course of action
2. (Law)
a. the institution of a legal action
b. any step taken in a legal action
3. (plural) the minutes of the meetings of a club, society, etc
4. (Law) (plural) legal action; litigation
5. (plural) the events of an occasion, meeting, etc

pro•ceed•ing

(prəˈsi dɪŋ)

n.
1. a particular action, or course or manner of action.
2. proceedings, a series of activities or events; happenings.
3. proceedings, a record of the business discussed at a meeting of an academic society or other formal group.
4. proceedings, legal action, esp. as carried on in a court of law.
5. the act of a person or thing that proceeds.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proceeding - (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invokedproceeding - (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
foreclosure - the legal proceedings initiated by a creditor to repossess the collateral for loan that is in default
intervention - (law) a proceeding that permits a person to enter into a lawsuit already in progress; admission of person not an original party to the suit so that person can protect some right or interest that is allegedly affected by the proceedings; "the purpose of intervention is to prevent unnecessary duplication of lawsuits"
procedure - a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings
due process, due process of law - (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
action at law, legal action, action - a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong
causa, lawsuit, suit, case, cause - a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord"
adoption - a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit)
appeal - (law) a legal proceeding in which the appellant resorts to a higher court for the purpose of obtaining a review of a lower court decision and a reversal of the lower court's judgment or the granting of a new trial; "their appeal was denied in the superior court"
bankruptcy - a legal process intended to insure equality among the creditors of a corporation declared to be insolvent
receivership - a court action that places property under the control of a receiver during litigation so that it can be preserved for the benefit of all
judicial proceeding, litigation - a legal proceeding in a court; a judicial contest to determine and enforce legal rights
naturalisation, naturalization - the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
trial - (law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law; "he had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty"; "most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial"
review - (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court)
hearing - (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

proceeding

noun
1. action, process, procedure, move, act, step, measure, venture, undertaking, deed, occurrence, course of action The whole proceeding went very smoothly.
plural noun
1. legal action, case, action, suit, lawsuit, litigation, legal proceedings criminal proceedings against the former prime minister
2. business, happenings, matter, events, activities, affair(s), transactions, dealings, goings-on, doings He viewed the proceedings with alarm.
3. report(s), business, minutes, records, account(s), archives, annals The department is to publish the conference proceedings.
Translations

proceeding

[prəˈsiːdɪŋ] N
1. (= action, course of action) → proceder m
a somewhat dubious proceedingun proceder sospechoso
2. (Jur) → proceso m
a criminal proceedingun proceso criminal
3. proceedings (= event) → acto msing; (= record) [of learned society] → actas fpl
the proceedings began at seven o'clockel acto comenzó a las siete
hecklers attempted to disrupt the proceedingshubo gente que intentó perturbar el desarrollo del acto or de la reunión
Proceedings of the Royal SocietyActas fpl de la Real Sociedad
4. proceedings (esp Jur) (= measures) → medidas fpl
legal proceedingsproceso msing
to take proceedings (to do sth) (Jur) → abrir un proceso (para hacer algo)
to start (legal) proceedings (against sb) (Jur) → entablar pleito or una demanda (contra algn)
see also divorce D
see also institute B

proceeding

n
(= action, course of action)Vorgehen nt; our best/safest way of proceeding would be to ask himam besten/sichersten wäre es, wenn wir ihn fragten
proceedings pl (= function)Veranstaltung f
proceedings pl (esp Jur) → Verfahren nt; court proceedingsGerichtsverhandlung f; to take/start proceedings against somebodygegen jdn gerichtlich vorgehen; to take legal proceedingsein Gerichtsverfahren or einen Prozess anstrengen; to start divorce proceedingsdie Scheidung einreichen
proceedings pl (= record, written minutes etc)Protokoll nt; (= published report)Tätigkeitsbericht m

proceeding

[prəˈsiːdɪŋ] n (action, course of action) → modo d'agire
References in classic literature ?
cried Meg, waving the precious paper and then proceeding to read it with girlish delight.
where, after a day spent in holding funeral services over the dead bearer, preparations were made for proceeding farther.
After shoving aside the bushes, and proceeding a few paces, he encountered the females, who awaited the result of the conference with anxiety, and not entirely without apprehension.
Carr announced his intention of proceeding to Sacramento, on further business of the mine, leaving his two daughters in the family of a wealthy friend until he should return for them.
As he stept into the house, a note of sweet and melancholy music thrilled and vibrated along the passage-way, proceeding from one of the rooms above stairs.
said another voice, coldly and sternly, proceeding from the crowd about the scaffold, "Speak; and give your child a father
But presently I came to a smoky light proceeding from a low, wide building, the door of which stood invitingly open.
Squaring her yards, she bore down, ranged abeam under the Pequod's lee, and lowered a boat; it soon drew nigh; but, as the side-ladder was being rigged by Starbuck's order to accommodate the visiting captain, the stranger in question waved his hand from his boat's stern in token of that proceeding being entirely unnecessary.
Marija is fond of a song, a song of lovers' parting; she wishes to hear it, and, as the musicians do not know it, she has risen, and is proceeding to teach them.
Well, yer see," said Sam, proceeding gravely to wash down Haley's pony, "I 'se 'quired what yer may call a habit o' bobservation, Andy.
their seats being adapted to this course of proceeding and being bent down at their backs).
A little green worm came crawling over a dewy leaf, lifting two-thirds of his body into the air from time to time and "sniffing around," then proceeding again -- for he was measuring, Tom said; and when the worm approached him, of its own accord, he sat as still as a stone, with his hopes rising and falling, by turns, as the creature still came toward him or seemed inclined to go elsewhere; and when at last it considered a painful moment with its curved body in the air and then came decisively down upon Tom's leg and began a journey over him, his whole heart was glad -- for that meant that he was going to have a new suit of clothes -- without the shadow of a doubt a gaudy piratical uniform.

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