summary proceeding
noun Date: 1643 a civil or criminal proceeding conducted without formalities (as pleadings) for the speedy disposition of a matter

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  • summary proceeding — noun : a civil or criminal proceeding in the nature of a trial conducted without the formalities (as indictment, pleadings, and a jury) required by the common law, authorized by statute, and used for the speedy and peremptory disposition of some… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • summary — sum·ma·ry / sə mə rē/ adj: done immediately, concisely, and without usual formal procedures; esp: used in or done by summary proceeding compare plenary sum·mar·i·ly /sə mer ə lē/ adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • proceeding — pro·ceed·ing n 1: a particular step or series of steps in the enforcement, adjudication, or administration of rights, remedies, laws, or regulations: as a: an action, hearing, trial, or application before the court collateral proceeding: a… …   Law dictionary

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  • proceeding — In ordinary usage, including all methods of invoking the action of courts and applicable generally to any step taken by a suitor to obtain the interposition or action of a court. 1 Am J2d Actions § 3. An action. More particularly, any application …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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