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"proceedings" in British English

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proceedingsnoun [plural]

uk   /prəˈsiː.dɪŋz/  us   /proʊ-/

proceedings noun [plural] (EVENTS)

a ​series of ​events that ​happen in a ​planned and ​controlled way: Millions of ​peoplewatched the proceedings on ​television. The Chairperson ​opened the proceedings with a ​shortspeech. 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 legalaction: Allegations of ​sexualharassment have ​led to disciplinary proceedings being taken against three ​navalofficers. I startedlegal proceedings to ​try to have him taken away from his ​parentspermanently.
(Definition of proceedings from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"proceedings" in American English

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proceedingsplural noun

 us   /prəˈsid·ɪŋz, proʊ-/
a ​series of ​actions that ​happen in a ​planned and ​controlled way: As the ​president was ​sworn in, the ​nationwatched the proceedings on TV.
(Definition of proceedings from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"proceedings" in Business English

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proceedingsnoun [plural]

uk   us   /prəˈsiːdɪŋz/ LAW
the ​actions that are taken in a ​court of ​law: commence/enter into/start proceedings The ​plaintiffs commenced proceedings for ​breach of ​contract. proceedings against sb/sth Financial ​institutions have ​startedlegal proceedings against him for ​defaultedloans.proceedings for sth He commenced proceedings for ​damages for ​professionalnegligence against the ​defendant. civil/​criminal proceedings deportation/divorce/​foreclosure proceedings
(Definition of proceedings from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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