Meaning of “proceedings” - Learner’s Dictionary

proceedings

noun [ plural ] uk us /prəˈsiːdɪŋz/
LEGAL ACTION

legal action against someone:

The bank is threatening to start legal proceedings against him.
ORGANIZED EVENTS

a series of organized events or actions:

The chairman opened the proceedings with a short speech.

(Definition of “proceedings” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)