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Noun1.legal proceeding - (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invokedlegal proceeding - (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"
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Wren's strange account of the matter, given under oath in the course of legal proceedings relating to the Williamson estate, here follows:
Alexey Alexandrovitch was in principle in favor of the publicity of legal proceedings, though for some higher official considerations he disliked the application of the principle in Russia, and disapproved of it, as far as he could disapprove of anything instituted by authority of the Emperor.
But he, as I learned afterwards, was leaving nothing behind him, except a welter of debts and threats of legal proceedings.
This comprises all I need say on the subject; except that if I had seen occasion, I had resolved to reprint a few of these details of legal proceedings, from certain old newspapers.
As we got more and more into debt breakfast became a hollower and hollower form, and, being on one occasion at breakfast-time threatened (by letter) with legal proceedings, "not unwholly unconnected," as my local paper might put it, "with jewellery," I went so far as to seize the Avenger by his blue collar and shake him off his feet - so that he was actually in the air, like a booted Cupid - for presuming to suppose that we wanted a roll.
I left my correspondent to attribute Sir Percival's disgraceful conduct, if he pleased, to fresh disputes about money matters, and simply consulted him on the possibility of taking legal proceedings for Laura's protection in the event of her husband's refusal to allow her to leave Blackwater Park for a time and return with me to Limmeridge.
Noel Vanstone, to assist the legal proceedings which would in that case be instituted.
He withdrew upon some threat of legal proceedings, and I saw him no more; but an- other fellow, calling himself Kurtz's cousin, appeared two days later, and was anxious to hear all the details about his dear relative's last moments.
As legal proceedings are ongoing we will release further statements at an appropriate time.
Legal proceedings against the British government will be soon brought before British, European and international courts to lift the injustice inflicted on the Palestinian people by the Balfour Declaration, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said yesterday.
RAMALLAH, November 2, 2017 (WAFA) -- Foreign Minister Riyad Malki said on Thursday that legal proceedings against the British government will be soon brought before British, European and international courts to lift the injustice inflicted on the Palestinian people by the Balfour Declaration.
The Constitutional Court has annulled the abolition of the limitation of legal proceedings against crimes committed by high-ranking members of the Bulgarian Communist Party between 1944 and 1989, reported Praven Svyat (Legal World).