Definition of proceeding
- a divorce proceeding
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.
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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.
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