Definition of Proceedings in English :

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Meaning of Proceedings in English

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1. legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings

(law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

2. minutes, proceedings, transactions

a written account of what transpired at a meeting

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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plural noun
the minutes of the meetings of a club, society, etc
The Department of Transport is to publish the conference proceedings.
The proceedings were published in the newspapers.
The conference proceedings will be published in the autumn.
It was published in the Society's proceedings.
Proceedings of the Historical Society
2. law
legal action; litigation
criminal proceedings against the former prime minister
The company has entered bankruptcy proceedings.
No extradition proceedings had taken place.
Making a complaint will not prejudice your right to takelegal proceedings.
Her husband threatened to institute divorce proceedings.
The Council has brought proceedings to stop the store from opening on Sundays.
The man is facing criminal proceedings for kidnapping his daughter.
Disciplinary proceedings are to be taken against two senior police officers.
3. formal
the events of an occasion, meeting, etc
The proceedings of the inquiry will take place in private.
He viewed the proceedings with doubt and alarm.
Millions of people watched the proceedings on television.
The proceedings begin at seven o'clock.
the proceedings of Parliament
The female protesters chained themselves to railings outside official buildings in London, as well as trying to disrupt the proceedings of Parliament.

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see synonyms of proceedings
1. A course of action; a procedure.
2. proceedings A sequence of events occurring at a particular place or occasion: hectic proceedings in the kitchen.
3. proceedings A record of business carried on by a society or other organization; minutes.
4. Law
a. often proceedings Legal action; litigation.
b. often proceedings The activities and hearings of a legal body or administrative agency.
c. The institution or pursuance of legal action.

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