legal proceedings

Definition of legal proceedings

:actions taken to settle an argument in a court of law

Word by Word Definitions

legal play
  1. : of or relating to law

  2. : deriving authority from or founded on law : de jure

  3. : having a formal status derived from law often without a basis in actual fact : titular

  1. : one that conforms to rules or the law

proceeding play proceedings
  1. : legal action

  2. : procedure

  3. : events, happenings


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