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proceeding

[ pruh-see-ding ]
/ prəˈsi dɪŋ /
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noun

a particular action or course or manner of action.
proceedings, a series of activities or events; happenings.
the act of a person or thing that proceeds: Our proceeding down the mountain was hindered by mud slides.
proceedings, a record of the doings or transactions of a fraternal, academic, etc., society.
proceedings, Law.
  1. the instituting or carrying on of an action at law.
  2. a legal step or measure: to institute proceedings against a person.

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Origin of proceeding

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at proceed, -ing1
1, 2, 4. See process.
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British Dictionary definitions for proceeding

proceeding
/ (prəˈsiːdɪŋ) /

noun

an act or course of action
  1. the institution of a legal action
  2. any step taken in a legal action
(plural) the minutes of the meetings of a club, society, etc
(plural) legal action; litigation
(plural) the events of an occasion, meeting, etc
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