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proceedings

Line breaks: pro¦ceed|ings
Pronunciation: /prəˈsiːdɪŋz
 
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Definition of proceedings in English:

plural noun

1An event or a series of activities involving a set procedure: you complete a form to start proceedings
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
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.
Synonyms
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
More example sentences
  • 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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Words that rhyme with proceedings

Springs • tidings

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