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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A course of action; a procedure.
  • n. A sequence of events occurring at a particular place or occasion: hectic proceedings in the kitchen.
  • n. A record of business carried on by a society or other organization; minutes.
  • n. Law Legal action; litigation. Often used in the plural.
  • n. Law The instituting or conducting of legal action.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of proceed.
  • n. The act of one who proceeds, or who prosecutes a design or transaction
  • n. Progress or movement from one thing to another.
  • n. A measure or step taken in a course of business; a transaction; as, an illegal proceeding; a cautious or a violent proceeding.
  • n. Plural, see proceedings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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
  • n. The course of procedure in the prosecution of an action at law.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A going forward; a procession; the act of one who proceeds; especially, a measure or step taken; a doing; a transaction: as, an illegal proceeding; a cautious proceeding; a violent proceeding.
  • n. Advancement.
  • n. plural A record or account of the transactions of a society: as, the Proceedings of the American Philological Association.
  • n. Synonyms Procedure, Operation, etc. (see process), measure, performance, step.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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