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Webster 1913 Edition


Proceeding

Pro-ceed′ing

,
Noun.
1.
The act of one who proceeds, or who prosecutes a design or transaction; progress or movement from one thing to another; a measure or step taken in a course of business; a transaction;
as, an illegal
proceeding
; a cautious or a violent
proceeding
.
The
proceedings
of the high commission.
Macaulay.
2.
pl.
(Law)
The course of procedure in the prosecution of an action at law.
Blackstone.
Proceedings of a society
,
the published record of its action, or of things done at its meetings.
Syn. – Procedure; measure; step, See
Transaction
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Proceeding

PROCEE'DING

,
ppr.
Moving forward; passing on; issuing; transacting; carrying on.

PROCEE'DING

,
Noun.
Process or movement from one thing to another; a measure or step taken in business; transaction; in the plural, a course of measures or conduct; course of dealing with others. We speak of a legal or an illegal proceeding, a cautious proceeding, a violent proceeding. In the plural, the proceedings of the legislature have been wise and salutary. It is our duty to acquiesce cheerfully in all God's proceedings towards.
1.
In law, the course of steps or measures in the prosecution of an action is denominated proceedings. [See Process.]

Definition 2022


proceeding

proceeding

English

Verb

proceeding

  1. present participle of proceed

Noun

proceeding (plural proceedings)

  1. The act of one who proceeds, or who prosecutes a design or transaction
  2. The collection of academic papers published in the context of an academic conference
  3. Progress or movement from one thing to another.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 2, in The Celebrity:
      I had occasion […] to make a somewhat long business trip to Chicago, and on my return […] I found Farrar awaiting me in the railway station. He smiled his wonted fraction by way of greeting, […], and finally leading me to his buggy, turned and drove out of town. I was completely mystified at such an unusual proceeding.
  4. A measure or step taken in a course of business; a transaction; as, an illegal proceeding; a cautious or a violent proceeding.
    • Macaulay
      The proceedings of the high commission.
  5. Plural, see proceedings.

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