proceeding: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pru-sē'ding), [key]
— n.
  1. a particular action or course or manner of action.
  2. a series of activities or events; happenings.
  3. the act of a person or thing that proceeds: Our proceeding down the mountain was hindered by mud slides.
  4. a record of the doings or transactions of a fraternal, academic, etc., society.
  5. to institute proceedings against a person.
    1. the instituting or carrying on of an action at law.
    2. a legal step or measure:to institute proceedings against a person.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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