- the instituting or carrying on of an action at law.
- a legal step or measure: to institute proceedings against a person.
Origin of proceeding
Synonyms for proceeding
Examples from the Web for proceedings
At night jineteras stalk the promenade in search of tourists while a trumpet from a bench serenades the proceedings.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Add to that the per diems paid for the 105 military commission personnel who attend the proceedings, which cost more than $16,000.Prosecutors Have No Idea When 9/11 Mastermind’s Trial Will Start|Tim Mak|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The proceedings expected this week in Guantanamo Bay had been canceled.
In a bizarre twist to proceedings, Miss Manners sought to have her £30 cab fare from her Kensington flat to court refunded.How A British Aristocrat Used Big Game Hunter’s Sperm To Get Pregnant Without His Permission|Tom Sykes|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lemkin hung around the proceedings, disheveled and unkempt, but determined.
As, however, the whole plan of our proceedings was to be kept secret, I will not touch on that subject.A Voyage round the World|W.H.G. Kingston
The records of the proceedings in the various State conventions are exceedingly meagre.
All his proceedings certainly seem to require an opposite construction, and to contemplate his own leadership.'
Mr. Gregory, have you been sworn in connection with these proceedings?Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
She was in fact terrified, and as she detests the whole of these proceedings, the more distressed and disgusted.The Greville Memoirs|Charles C. F. Greville
- the institution of a legal action
- any step taken in a legal action
"records of the doings of a society," by 1824; see proceeding.
1510s, "action of going forward," verbal noun from proceed (v.). From 1550s as "what is done, conduct." Proceedings "records of the doings of a society" is attested by 1824.