Definition of proceedings in English:

proceedings

plural noun

  • 1An event or a series of activities involving a set procedure.

    ‘you complete a form to start proceedings’
    • ‘Afterwards they sit watching the rest of the proceedings from the main body of the Throne Room.’
    • ‘Acorn began slowly and allowed Stanley to dominate the early proceedings when scoring two converted tries.’
    • ‘With David Chapman conducting proceedings, the concerts promise to be splendid affairs.’
    • ‘Five demonstrators were arrested at the end of the protest, when proceedings had all but ended.’
    • ‘Mr Cullen said there have been major developments since the proceedings were initiated.’
    • ‘A planning team from Singapore is here to observe the proceedings and arrangements.’
    • ‘It is a delicate task to choreograph the proceedings in such a way as to sidestep them.’
    • ‘As the sleeve notes say, perhaps it was a rather odd idea to kick off proceedings with a series of unheard songs.’
    • ‘This allowed their players to make it to the ground, albeit after the start of proceedings.’
    • ‘In a modern economy, there are two specific ways politicians affect proceedings.’
    • ‘Bring your own nibbles and drinks, along with a plate of afternoon tea to share at the end of the proceedings.’
    • ‘Taking pride of place were two giant screens that projected the proceedings live.’
    • ‘They advised the group that they were on a construction site but did not intervene in proceedings.’
    • ‘The anchor tried to pep up the proceedings with titbits and comments on every participant.’
    • ‘One could see a mixture of emotions from the elders, who gathered to watch the proceedings.’
    • ‘A model of consistency, she is rarely far away at the business end of proceedings and will make her presence felt again.’
    • ‘Even the proceedings of the programme were different in tune with its central theme.’
    • ‘Access to proceedings by means of a television camera will assist this process.’
    • ‘The often fussy Mr Riley raised a yellow card at Tugay and then McMahon in a staccato start to proceedings.’
    • ‘Yau was angry to hear city council has started formal expropriation proceedings.’
    events, activities, business, affairs, happenings, goings-on, doings
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    1. 1.1Law Action taken in a court to settle a dispute.
      ‘criminal proceedings were brought against him’
      • ‘The personal applicant was a defendant in civil penalty proceedings in the Supreme Court.’
      • ‘The law is unclear in respect of attaching children as a party to proceedings where they have an interest.’
      • ‘Nothing in the letter indicated that the residents were contemplating judicial review proceedings.’
      • ‘He was 57 years old at the time of the events with which these proceedings are concerned.’
      • ‘I take the view that the question of issue of estoppel does not and cannot arise in judicial review proceedings.’
      • ‘The sample is destroyed within six months if no proceedings have started or after a case is closed.’
      • ‘In addition, as a matter of practice, judicial review proceedings took a number of months.’
      • ‘He has started proceedings to appeal the £190 fine on the grounds it was issued unfairly.’
      • ‘Mr Taylor had instructions to initiate those criminal libel proceedings.’
      • ‘It is also noted that there is no requirement that a litigation friend must act by a solicitor in High Court proceedings.’
      • ‘The two applicants are defendants in criminal proceedings at the Central Criminal Court.’
      • ‘We have had a notice of motion seeking removal of these proceedings into the High Court.’
      • ‘A consent letter would be treated, as the circular said, as bringing the proceedings before the court.’
      • ‘With great promptness Camelot brought the present proceedings for judicial review.’
      • ‘A Trust spokeswoman said it was inappropriate to comment while legal proceedings were under way.’
      • ‘Is that an affidavit filed in the present proceedings before this Court, your Honour?’
      • ‘By doing so will that mean that this case is referred to County Court proceedings?’
      • ‘Mr Lowe's client is not suing the policemen in these proceedings for wrongful arrest.’
      • ‘For this reason, you would have to start legal proceedings against both the contractor and the gas company.’
      • ‘In international criminal proceedings neither the common law system nor the civil law model has been upheld.’
      legal action, legal proceedings, judicial proceedings, lawsuit, suit, case, action, litigation
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    2. 1.2 A published report of a set of meetings or a conference.
      ‘you should read the proceedings’
      • ‘His results were published in the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last Monday.’
      • ‘The paper appeared in the conference proceedings of which Rankin was himself an editor.’
      • ‘The proceedings of this conference were published as Sport in History in 1979.’
      • ‘The group publication of conference proceedings is rarely unproblematic.’
      • ‘If you want to read the entire proceedings of World Youth Day, the laundry list can be found here.’
      • ‘Estate accounts, legal proceedings, and title to land all began to be made in writing.’
      • ‘Indeed, some of the accounts from the proceedings of the Commission read like most charged drama.’
      • ‘The judge claimed that he had failed to retrieve the records and proceedings of five cases.’
      • ‘The authors of abstracts in conference proceedings were contacted for further information.’
      • ‘Like most conference proceedings this book is likely to be of interest to quite a limited audience.’
      • ‘A Government on the defensive will even censor Parliament proceedings if it has to.’
      report, reports, transactions, minutes, account, accounts, record, records, business
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Pronunciation

proceedings

/prəˈsiːdɪŋz/