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noun pro·ceed·ing \-ˈsē-diŋ\

Simple Definition of proceeding

  • law : the process of appearing before a court of law so a decision can be made about an argument or claim : a legal action

  • proceedings : things that are said or done at a meeting, conference, ceremony, etc.

  • : an official record of the things said or done at a meeting, conference, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of proceeding

  1. 1 :  legal action <a divorce proceeding>

  2. 2 :  procedure

  3. 3 plural :  events, happenings

  4. 4 :  transaction

  5. 5 plural :  an official record of things said or done

Examples of proceeding in a sentence

  1. The secretary kept a record of the proceedings at the meeting.

  2. She started the proceedings with a brief welcoming speech.

  3. The proceedings of the conference will be published.



15th Century

First Known Use of proceeding

15th century


Law Dictionary

proceeding

noun pro·ceed·ing

Legal Definition of proceeding

  1. 1 :  a particular step or series of steps in the enforcement, adjudication, or administration of rights, remedies, laws, or regulations: as a :  an action, hearing, trial, or application before the court collateral proceeding :  a proceeding that concerns an order, motion, petition, or writ deriving from or sought in relation to another proceeding (as a trial) <a collateral proceeding on a motion to have the judge in a pending trial disqualified>; especially :  one in which a collateral attack on a judgment is made <sought to avoid the effect of the judgment in a collateral proceeding after denial of a direct appeal> core proceeding :  a proceeding (as one instituted by a debtor against a creditor) that is integral to the administration of a bankruptcy estate and so falls under the jurisdiction of the bankruptcy court non–core proceeding :  a proceeding involving a matter that relates to a bankruptcy case but that does not arise under bankruptcy laws, that could be adjudicated in a state court, and over which a bankruptcy court has limited authority special proceeding :  a proceeding (as for condemnation or disbarment) that may be commenced independently of a pending action by petition or motion and from which a final order affecting a substantial right may be immediately appealed <special proceedings created exclusively by statute where a special procedure is appropriate and warranted — Sosebee v. County Line Sch. Dist., 897 S.W.2d 556 (1995)> summary proceeding :  a civil or criminal proceeding in the nature of a trial that is conducted without formalities (as indictment, pleadings, and usually a jury) for the speedy and peremptory disposition of a matter supplementary proceeding :  a proceeding to discover the assets of a judgment debtor; also :  a proceeding that in some way supplements another b :  a hearing conducted by an administrative body c :  a criminal prosecution or investigation

  2. 2 pl :  an official record of things done or said






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