- the instituting or carrying on of an action at law.
- a legal step or measure: to institute proceedings against a person.
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The noun proceeding refers to a particular course or manner of action. The plural proceedings refers to a series of activities or events, or to a record of the doings or transactions of a social club or academic society. Do you know when to use proceedings instead of procedure or process? Find out on Thesaurus.com.
How to use proceeding in a sentence
The investigative aspect of impeachment proceedings serves this third purpose.Will Senate Republicans allow their louts to rule the party?|George Will|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
It made no sense to waste all that time, effort and money, so I told my wife we should separate and start divorce proceedings.Carolyn Hax: He dropped the bomb, and now he’s surprised about the fallout|Carolyn Hax|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
When Karau failed to show for the proceeding, defense attorneys moved to have the charge dismissed.Judge faults Fairfax County prosecutors for failing to notify victim of trial|Justin Jouvenal|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
Even when the proceedings are technically above-board, people can still feel like they’re being deceived.
With the help of her pastor and his wife, she connected with Bright Horizons, a shelter and advocacy group for people who have experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence, and separated from her husband, with divorce proceedings now underway.Domestic Violence Is a Pandemic Within the COVID-19 Pandemic|Jeffrey Kluger|February 3, 2021|Time
The NFL knew of the indictment and the results of the criminal proceeding.
Either way, the Navy is proceeding full steam ahead in preparing the DDG-1000 for sea.Can the Navy's $12 Billion Stealth Destroyer Stay Afloat?|Dave Majumdar|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The judge tells him to sit tight and wait for his case to be individually handled at the end of the proceeding.Private Prisons Rule With Little Oversight on America’s Border|Caitlin Dickson|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thirty years later, Miller beheld her in another proceeding and asked the board not to parole her.The First Modern School Shooter Feels Responsible for the Rest|Michael Daly|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The efforts are proceeding slowly and tentatively because the price differential of the fuel is only one factor to consider.
Before proceeding we may notice “night” of the third line is directly connected with “stars” of the fourth line by Concurrence.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Emigration is now proceeding with gigantic strides, and is destined for some time to continue.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Columbus, proceeding towards Cuba, named the headland Cabo de Cruz on this day.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
When the French generals reached the Austrian end they found a sergeant of engineers actually proceeding to fire the fuse.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
If the amount of a claim is unliquidated the act sets forth the mode of proceeding.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
British Dictionary definitions for proceeding
- the institution of a legal action
- any step taken in a legal action