proceeding
noun Date: 15th century 1. legal action <
a divorce proceeding
>
2. procedure 3. plural events, happenings 4. transaction 5. plural an official record of things said or done

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • proceeding — noun a) 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… …   Wiktionary

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