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proceedings

noun [plural] (LEGAL ACTION)    /prəˈsiː.dɪŋz/ US  /proʊ-/
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
(Definition of proceedings noun (LEGAL ACTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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