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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 ?
Proceeding to the former camping ground of the Nez Perces, they found the lodges deserted; upon which they hid themselves among the willows and thickets, watching for some straggler who might guide them to the present "whereabout" of their intended victims.
As I was proceeding to leave the Ti, he laid his hand upon my shoulder, and said gravely, 'abo, abo' (wait, wait).
William, impassible and quiet as usual, was proceeding to the green to fulfil his duty as chairman.
I propose therefore that we enquire into the nature of justice and injustice, first as they appear in the State, and secondly in the individual, proceeding from the greater to the lesser and comparing them.
Besides, there is an elevation of character about Oliver that proceeds from education, which would forbid so clan- destine a proceeding.
A lingering hope, which had been indulged by some of the party, of proceeding by water, was now finally given up: the long and terrific strait of the river set all further progress at defiance, and in their disgust at the place, and their vexation at the disasters sustained there, they gave it the indignant, though not very decorous, appellation of the Devil's Scuttle Hole.
When the enemy saw our proceedings, having greatly the advantage of us in situation, they formed the line of battle, represented in the map, from one bend of Licking to the other, about a mile from the Blue Licks.
The first arrival was only Lady Lundie's solicitor--invited to attend the proceedings on her ladyship's behalf.
You will not take it amiss if I express my strong disapproval of your allowing yourself, on any pretense whatever, to be mixed up for the future with your sister's proceedings.
Abner," said the father, with the deliberation with which all his proceedings were characterised, "take the brother of your mother from the wagon, and let him stand on the 'arth.
Serjeant Buzfuz then rose with all the majesty and dignity which the grave nature of the proceedings demanded, and having whispered to Dodson, and conferred briefly with Fogg, pulled his gown over his shoulders, settled his wig, and addressed the jury.
The doctor recognized the name--and the usual proceedings ensued.

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