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procès-verbal

[ proh-sey-ver-bahl; French praw-se-ver-bal ]

noun

, plural pro·cès-ver·baux [proh-, sey, -ver-, boh, p, r, aw-se-ve, r, -, boh].
  1. a report of proceedings, as of an assembly.
  2. French Law. an authenticated written account of facts in connection with a criminal or other charge.


procès-verbal

/ prɔsɛvɛrbal /

noun

  1. a written record of an official proceeding; minutes


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Word History and Origins

Origin of procès-verbal1

From French, dating back to 1625–35; process, verbal

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Word History and Origins

Origin of procès-verbal1

C17: from French: see process 1, verbal

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Example Sentences

His first book, Le Proces Verbal (1963), is still his best known outside France.

The Sub-prefect, after taking down my "proces verbal" in his office, returned with me to my hotel to get my passport.

She was to swear to tell the truth "as touching the matters et down in the proces verbal."

The subprefect, after taking down my proces verbal in his office, returned with me to my hotel to get my passport.

Documents inedits sur l'Histoire de France; proces-verbal de Masselin, p. 76.

Hubertine had just learned that the proces-verbal at Monsieur Grandsire's, for the guardianship of the child, had been signed.

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