- 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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How to use proceeding in a sentence
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
Instead, the military commission proceedings are bogged down in a pre-trial phase, as it has been for the past three years.
Add to that the per diems paid for the 105 military commission personnel who attend the proceedings, which cost more than $16,000.
The proceedings expected this week in Guantanamo Bay had been canceled.
Police officers are almost never indicted in grand jury proceedings compared to the general population.After No Indictment for Eric Garner Killer, Is NYC the Next Ferguson?|Jacob Siegel|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The proceedings of the day commenced with divine service, performed by Unitarian and Baptist ministers.
But soon the Rev. John Dodd imparted fresh vigour into the proceedings.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
By this time a large band of natives had collected, and were gazing eagerly on the proceedings.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
Equity therefore is a broader term, and is in constant use in legal proceedings.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
On several occasions I have been engaged in proceedings before them, and not always on the winning side.
British Dictionary definitions for proceeding
- the institution of a legal action
- any step taken in a legal action