pro·​cès-ver·​bal prō-ˌsā-vər-ˈbäl How to pronounce procès-verbal (audio)
plural procès-verbaux prō-ˌsā-vər-ˈbō How to pronounce procès-verbal (audio)
: an official written record

Word History


French, literally, verbal trial

First Known Use

1635, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of procès-verbal was in 1635

Dictionary Entries Near procès-verbal

Cite this Entry

“Procès-verbal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

Legal Definition

procès verbal

pro·​cès ver·​bal
prō-ˌsā-vər-ˈbäl, -ˌver-
plural procès verbals
in the civil law of Louisiana : an official written record of a proceeding (as a judicial sale of property)

French, literally, verbal trial

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