American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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. In the plural the term is specifically applied to suits and judicial actions of all kinds involving rights of persons or of property, as well as to the course of steps or measures in the prosecution of actions at law: as, to institute proceedings against a person.
- n. Advancement.
- n. plural A record or account of the transactions of a society: as, the Proceedings of the American Philological Association. The proceedings of this and other societies differ from the transactions, in that the proceedings are the record of all the business done, with mere abstracts of the papers read, while the transactions consist of the papers themselves.
- n. Synonyms Procedure, Operation, etc. (see process), measure, performance, step.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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. (Law) The course of procedure in the prosecution of an action at law.
- n. (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
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“We observed that the gates of the two walls were not built opposite to each other, with the object no doubt of exposing an assaulting party to greater loss in proceeding from the outer to the inner gate.”
“Read this way, the point of the passage is that we can adapt to new situations in ways that go beyond anything we already knew how to do; doing this is what he calls proceeding according to the kinds.”
“On a label proceeding from his mouth is inscribed the following line: "O Christ, be thy wounds my pleasing remedy.”
“3rd Regt.;" his right hand points to the tomb; and a label proceeding from his mouth represents him saying, "I have obtained a pension of a shilling a day only for putting an end to thy days.”
“Moreover the recent decisions from the Judiciary also reflect their reluctance in proceeding with the case.”
“He wrote, market theory often prevents access to a true understanding of competition by proceeding from the assumption of a 'given' quantity of scarce goods.”
“There was no point in proceeding under the current conditions.”
“We have but one resource if such a proceeding is distasteful, and that is, not to vote at all, which is certainly unpatriotic.”
“The third Fairfax proceeding is now in its sixth week, with the defense building its case that Prieto should not be executed because of the trauma he suffered as a child growing up in war-torn El Salvador in the 1970s.”
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