Definitions for: Proceeding


[n] (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked



Webster (1913) Definition: Pro*ceed"ing, n.
1. The act of one who proceeds, or who prosecutes a design or
transaction; progress or movement from one thing to
another; a measure or step taken in a course of business;
a transaction; as, an illegal proceeding; a cautious or a
violent proceeding.

The proceedings of the high commission. --Macaulay.

2. pl. (Law) The course of procedure in the prosecution of an
action at law. --Blackstone.

Proceedings of a society, the published record of its
action, or of things done at its meetings.

Syn: Procedure; measure; step, See Transaction.

Synonyms: legal proceeding, proceedings

See Also: action, action at law, adoption, appeal, bankruptcy, case, causa, cause, due process, due process of law, foreclosure, hearing, intervention, judicial proceeding, lawsuit, legal action, litigation, naturalisation, naturalization, procedure, receivership, review, suit, trial

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