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proceedings

noun [plural] uk   /prəˈsiː.dɪŋz/ us    /proʊ-/

proceedings noun [plural] (EVENTS)

a series of events that happen in a planned and controlled way: Millions of people watched the proceedings on television. The Chairperson opened the proceedings with a short speech.Events and occurrencesAccidents and disasters a complete written record of what is said or done during a meeting
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proceedings noun [plural] (LEGAL ACTION)

C2 specialized law legal action: Allegations of sexual harassment have led to disciplinary proceedings being taken against three naval officers. I started/took legal proceedings to try to have him taken away from his parents permanently.Taking legal action
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