proceeding

  • 1 proceeding — pro·ceed·ing n 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… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Proceeding — Pro*ceed ing, n. 1. The act of one who proceeds, or who prosecutes a design or transaction; progress or movement from one thing to another; a measure or step taken in a course of business; a transaction; as, an illegal proceeding; a cautious or a …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 proceeding — n *process, procedure Analogous words: *action, act, deed: *affair, business, concern: operation, functioning, working (see corresponding verbs at ACT) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 proceeding — [n] undertaking, course of action act, action, adventure, casualty, circumstance, come off, deed, exercise, experiment, godown*, goings on*, happening, incident, maneuver, measure, move, movement, occurrence, operation, performance, procedure,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 proceeding — [prō sēd′iŋ, prəsēd′iŋ] n. 1. an advancing or going on with what one has been doing 2. the carrying on of an action or course of action 3. a particular action or course of action 4. [pl.] a record of the business transacted by a learned society… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 proceeding — In a general sense, the form and manner of conducting juridical business before a court or judicial officer. Regular and orderly progress in form of law, including all possible steps in an action from its commencement to the execution of judgment …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 7 proceeding — In ordinary usage, including all methods of invoking the action of courts and applicable generally to any step taken by a suitor to obtain the interposition or action of a court. 1 Am J2d Actions § 3. An action. More particularly, any application …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 8 proceeding — noun a) The act of one who proceeds, or who prosecutes a design or transaction; progress or movement from one thing to another; a measure or step taken in a course of business; a transaction; as, an illegal proceeding; a cautious or a violent… …

    Wiktionary

  • 9 Proceeding — Proceed Pro*ceed , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Proceeded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Proceeding}.] [F. proc[ e]der. fr. L. procedere, processum, to go before, to proceed; pro forward + cedere to move. See {Cede}.] 1. To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 proceeding — noun Date: 15th century 1. legal action < a divorce proceeding > 2. procedure 3. plural events, happenings 4. transaction 5. plural an official record of things said or done …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 proceeding — /preuh see ding/, n. 1. a particular action or course or manner of action. 2. proceedings, a series of activities or events; happenings. 3. the act of a person or thing that proceeds: Our proceeding down the mountain was hindered by mud slides. 4 …

    Universalium

  • 12 proceeding — pro|ceed|ing W2 [prəˈsi:dıŋ] n 1.) the proceedings also the proceeding an event or a series of things that happen ▪ We watched the proceedings in the street below. ▪ At this point in the proceedings, my doctor offered me a choice. 2.) [C usually… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 proceeding — n. 1 an action or piece of conduct (a high handed proceeding). 2 (in pl.) (in full legal proceedings) an action at law; a lawsuit. 3 (in pl.) a published report of discussions or a conference …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 proceeding — Synonyms and related words: MO, accomplished fact, accomplishment, accounts, achievement, act, acta, action, actions, activity, acts, address, advancing, adventure, affair, affairs, affectation, air, algorithm, annals, approach, archives, attack …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 proceeding — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. action, progress, move, measure, step, procedure. See occurrence, lawsuit. II (Roget s IV) n. [ Often plural ] Syn. process, transaction, deed, experiment, performance, measure, step, course,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 proceeding — [[t]prəsi͟ːdɪŋ[/t]] proceedings 1) N COUNT: usu pl Legal proceedings are legal action taken against someone. [FORMAL] ...criminal proceedings against the former prime minister... The Council had brought proceedings to stop the store from trading… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 proceeding — pro ceed·ing || prÉ™ sɪːdɪŋ n. routine, protocol; action, event; claim, demand (Law); move, step (Law) pro·ceed || prÉ™ sɪːd v. continue, carry on; advance, progress, move forward …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 proceeding — n. Act, deed, transaction, action, measure, performance, step, procedure, course …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 proceeding — n 1. step, measure, move, maneuver; act, deed, doing; operation, process, course or mode of action. 2. procedure. See procedure(def. 1). 3. proceedings the record, records, minutes, transactions, Acta; affairs, matters, concerns, dealings, doings …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 20 proceeding — pro•ceed•ing [[t]prəˈsi dɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) a particular action, or course or manner of action 2) cvb proceedings, a series of activities or events; happenings 3) proceedings, a record of the business discussed at a meeting of an academic society or… …

    From formal English to slang


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