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Proceeding


PROCEE'DING, participle present tense 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.]