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.
Examples of proceeding in a sentence
The secretary kept a record of the proceedings at the meeting.
She started the proceedings with a brief welcoming speech.
The proceedings of the conference will be published.
First Known Use of proceeding
Legal Definition of proceeding
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 usu. 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 pl : an official record of things done or said
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