noun, plural proc·ess·es [pros-es-iz, ‐uh-siz, ‐uh-seez or, especially British, proh-ses-iz, proh-suh-seez]. /ˈprɒs ɛs ɪz, ‐ə sɪz, ‐əˌsiz or, especially British, ˈproʊ sɛs ɪz, ˈproʊ sə siz/.
- the summons, mandate, or writ by which a defendant or thing is brought before court for litigation.
- the whole course of the proceedings in an action at law.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Nearly a quarter of the Terps’ roster is currently in that 21-day process.Maryland football is ‘committed to getting back,’ but timeline for return is unclear|Emily Giambalvo|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The grievance process, which is conducted privately, is ongoing.Washington Football Team minority owners have a deal to sell, but Daniel Snyder is blocking it|Will Hobson, Mark Maske, Liz Clarke|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The outreach is a continuation of a process he began while still competing, even with those he played against.
He learned at Temple, where he’d had three coaches in four seasons, to trust his process.For undrafted NFL rookies, the odds were even longer this year. Isaiah Wright made it anyway.|Sam Fortier|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Meanwhile, the bankruptcy process has cost the Boy Scouts more than $41 million so far, she said.Boy Scouts must settle 95,000 abuse claims by next summer — or risk running out of cash|Samantha Schmidt|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Once in Sicily, the refugees are processed and released by the Italian authorities, who have streamlined the experience.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In your acceptance speech at the National Book Awards, you said, “War is too strange to be processed alone.”
At best, they would be processed and free to return home to sail again.Hundreds of Migrants are Reported Drowned by Traffickers Near Malta|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maybe there was a reason why the soldiers left us there for hours; the agent who processed me never told me why.
Since May, the Pentagon said, IAL has processed more than 22,000 cars for shipment.
If they prove to be uninfected they can be processed for meat storage.The Year When Stardust Fell|Raymond F. Jones
He didn't indicate the application had been processed and approved?Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
I also had one of the firearms examiners dismantle the weapon and I processed the complete weapon, all parts, everything else.Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
You don't believe that they will be released after they have been—processed?Star Hunter|Andre Alice Norton
Before tobacco is ready for the market it must be processed into the various forms demanded by the trade.Agriculture in Virginia, 1607-1699|Lyman Carrier
British Dictionary definitions for process (1 of 2)
- a summons, writ, etc, commanding a person to appear in court
- the whole proceedings in an action at law
- to institute legal proceedings against
- to serve a process on
- to develop, rinse, fix, wash, and dry (exposed film, etc)
- to produce final prints or slides from (undeveloped film)