proceedings


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proceedings - (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invokedproceedings - (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"
2.proceedings - a written account of what transpired at a meetingproceedings - a written account of what transpired at a meeting
written account, written record - a written document preserving knowledge of facts or events
minute book - a book in which minutes have been written
Congressional Record - a published written account of the speeches and debates and votes of the United States Congress
Hansard - the official published verbatim report of the proceedings of a parliamentary body; originally of the British Parliament; "the Canadian Hansard is published in both English and French"
Translations
إجْراءات قانونيَّهإِجْرَاءَاتٌ قَضَائِيَّةدَعْوى قَضائِيَّه
jednánířízenísoudní řízení
retsforfølgelsemeddelelser
tapahtumat
postupak
aktákbírósági eljárás
atburîarás, fundargerîmálarekstur
進行
소송 절차
förfarande
การดำเนินการ
davakovuşturmaolaylarolup bitenleryasal işlemler
vụ kiện

proceedings

[prəˈsiːdɪŋz] npl
(= events, actions) → déroulement m des événements
(LAW)procédure f
extradition proceedings → procédure d'extradition
proceedings against sb → procédure (engagée) contre qn
to bring proceedings → engager une procédure
to face criminal proceedings → encourir des poursuites pénales
(= discussions) → débat m
(= records) [conference] → actes mpl
the conference proceedings → les actes de la conférence

proceedings

[ˈprəˈsiːdɪŋz] npl
a. (events) → avvenimenti mpl; (manoeuvres) → manovre fpl; (function) → cerimonia fsg; (meeting) → riunione fsg, seduta fsg; (discussions) → dibattito msg
b. (esp Law) (measures) → provvedimenti mpl, misure fpl
to take proceedings (in order to do sth) → prendere i provvedimenti necessari (per fare qc)
to institute proceedings (against sb) (Law) → promuovere un'azione legale (contro qn)
c. (records, of learned society) → atti mpl, rendiconti mpl

proceed

(prəˈsiːd) , (ˈprousiːd) verb
1. to go on; to continue. They proceeded along the road; They proceeded with their work.
2. to follow a course of action. I want to make a cupboard, but I don't know how to proceed.
3. to begin (to do something). They proceeded to ask a lot of questions.
4. to result. Fear often proceeds from ignorance.
5. to take legal action (against). The police decided not to proceed against her.
proˈceedings noun plural
1. the things said and done at a meeting of a society etc.
2. a legal action. We shall start proceedings against him if the bill is not paid.
proceeds (ˈprəusiːdz) noun plural
money or profit made (from a sale etc). They gave the proceeds of the sale to charity.

proceedings

إِجْرَاءَاتٌ قَضَائِيَّة řízení retsforfølgelse Vorgehensweise πρακτικά συνεδρίου acciones, acto tapahtumat procédure postupak procedura 進行 소송 절차 gerechtelijke actie framgangsmåte postępowanie procedimentos судебное преследование förfarande การดำเนินการ dava vụ kiện 诉讼
References in classic literature ?
At nine in the morning the first of the proceedings of the day began.
There are a few passages in the ensuing chapters which may be thought to bear rather bard upon a reverend order of men, the account of whose proceedings in different quarters of the globe-- transmitted to us through their own hands--very generally, and often very deservedly, receives high commendation.
But neither the common nor the statute law of that, or of any other nation, ought to be a standard for the proceedings of this, unless previously made its own by legislative adoption.
He doctored his nerves with brandy and water before he sent for Magdalen to inform her of the proceedings of the morning.
A MONKEY perched upon a lofty tree saw some Fishermen casting their nets into a river, and narrowly watched their proceedings.
Each house may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two-thirds, expel a Member.
ON our way back I received from the runner some explanation of his apparently unaccountable proceedings in reference to myself.
They had something to say to her before they left, and they said it at terrible length, standing so as to intercept her view of the proceedings of the enemy.
Among the crowd of ordinary gentlemen, waiting under the portico until the proceedings began, appeared one person of distinction, whose title was "Reverend," and whose name was Mirabel.
But it has come to my knowledge that the shelter of my roof and name were being given to proceedings of which I heartily disapproved.
All the proceedings at the inquest had been reported in the local paper that morning--there was nothing I could tell her which she did not know already.
Smith's account of her proceedings at Langford, where he accused her of having made Mr.

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