Definition of proceedings in English:


Line breaks: pro¦ceed|ings
Pronunciation: /prəˈsiːdɪŋz


  • 1An event or a series of activities involving a set procedure: you complete a form to start proceedings
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    • Taking pride of place were two giant screens that projected the proceedings live.
    • As the sleeve notes say, perhaps it was a rather odd idea to kick off proceedings with a series of unheard songs.
    • In a modern economy, there are two specific ways politicians affect proceedings.
    events, activities, business, affairs, happenings, goings-on, doings
  • 1.1 Law Action taken in a court to settle a dispute: criminal proceedings were brought against him
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    • With great promptness Camelot brought the present proceedings for judicial review.
    • The personal applicant was a defendant in civil penalty proceedings in the Supreme Court.
    • It is also noted that there is no requirement that a litigation friend must act by a solicitor in High Court proceedings.
    legal action, legal proceedings, judicial proceedings, lawsuit, suit, case, action, litigation
  • 1.2A published report of a set of meetings or a conference: you should read the proceedings
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    • The proceedings of this conference were published as Sport in History in 1979.
    • His results were published in the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last Monday.
    • Indeed, some of the accounts from the proceedings of the Commission read like most charged drama.

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