Definition of legal proceedings in US English:

legal proceedings

plural noun

  • Action taken in a court to settle a dispute.

    ‘she intends to start legal proceedings against them’
    • ‘These rules require companies to disclose all material legal proceedings in their public filings.’
    • ‘He said the council was awaiting a revised court date relating to its legal proceedings over the site.’
    • ‘One of the main concerns of the group is the cost of legal proceedings.’
    • ‘Few can recall a previous occasion on which the integrity of a chief executive sustained such huge damage in legal proceedings.’
    • ‘Recently enacted legislation is facing its most crucial test in the current legal proceedings.’