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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked;
[syn: proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Proceeding \Pro*ceed"ing\, n. 1. The act of one who proceeds, or who prosecutes a design or transaction; progress or movement from one thing to another; a measure or step taken in a course of business; a transaction; as, an illegal proceeding; a cautious or a violent proceeding. [1913 Webster] The proceedings of the high commission. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Law) The course of procedure in the prosecution of an action at law. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] Proceedings of a society, the published record of its action, or of things done at its meetings. [1913 Webster] Syn: Procedure; measure; step, See Transaction. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Proceed \Pro*ceed"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Proceeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Proceeding.] [F. proc['e]der. fr. L. procedere, processum, to go before, to proceed; pro forward + cedere to move. See Cede.] 1. To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun; as, to proceed on a journey. [1913 Webster] If thou proceed in this thy insolence. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another; as, to proceed with a story or argument. [1913 Webster] 3. To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from; as, light proceeds from the sun. [1913 Webster] I proceeded forth and came from God. --John viii. 42. [1913 Webster] It proceeds from policy, not love. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To go on in an orderly or regulated manner; to begin and carry on a series of acts or measures; to act by method; to prosecute a design. [1913 Webster] He that proceeds upon other principles in his inquiry. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 5. To be transacted; to take place; to occur. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He will, after his sour fashion, tell you What hath proceeded worthy note to-day. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. To have application or effect; to operate. [1913 Webster] This rule only proceeds and takes place when a person can not of common law condemn another by his sentence. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] 7. (Law) To begin and carry on a legal process. [1913 Webster] Syn: To advance; go on; continue; progress; issue; arise; emanate. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

proceeding n 1: (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked [syn: proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

149 Moby Thesaurus words for "proceeding": MO, accomplished fact, accomplishment, accounts, achievement, act, acta, action, actions, activity, acts, address, advancing, adventure, affair, affairs, affectation, air, algorithm, annals, approach, archives, attack, bearing, behavior, behavior pattern, behavioral norm, behavioral science, blow, business, carriage, celebrations, comportment, concern, concernment, conduct, coup, course, course of action, culture pattern, custom, dealings, deed, demeanor, deportment, doing, doings, effort, endeavor, enterprise, events, exploit, fait accompli, fashion, feat, folkway, form, forward, forward-looking, gest, gestures, go, go-ahead, goings-on, guise, hand, handiwork, interest, job, line, line of action, lines, maintien, maneuver, manner, manner of working, manners, matter, means, measure, method, methodology, methods, mien, minutes, mode, mode of operation, mode of procedure, modus operandi, modus vivendi, motion, motions, move, movements, moves, moving, observable behavior, oncoming, ongoing, onward, operation, order, overt act, passage, pattern, performance, poise, port, pose, posture, practice, praxis, presence, procedure, proceedings, process, production, progressing, progressive, records, reports, res gestae, routine, social science, step, stroke, stunt, style, system, tack, tactics, technique, the drill, the how, the way of, thing, thing done, tone, tour de force, transaction, transactions, turn, undertaking, way, way of life, ways, wise, work, works
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

PROCEEDING. In its general acceptation, this word means the form in which actions are to be brought and defended, the manner of intervening in suits, of conducting them, the mode of deciding them, of opposing judgments and of executing. 2. Proceedings are ordinary and summary. 1. By ordinary proceedings are understood the regular and usual mode of carrying on, a suit by due course at common law. 2. Summary proceedings are those when the matter in dispute is decided without the intervention of a jury; these must be authorized by the legislature, except perhaps in cages of contempts, for such proceedings are unknown to the common law. 3. In Louisiana, there is a third kind of proceeding, known by the name of executory proceeding, which is resorted to in the following cases: 1. When the creditor's right arises from an act importing a confession of judgment, and which contains a privilege or mortgage in his favor. 2. When the creditor demands the execution of a judgment which has been rendered by a tribunal different from that within whose jurisdiction the execution is sought. Code of Practice, art. 732. 4. In New York the code of practice divides remedies into actions and special proceedings. An action is a regular judicial proceeding, in which one party prosecutes another party for the enforcement or protection of a right, the redress or prevention of a wrong, or the punishment of a public offence. Every other remedy is a special proceeding. Sec. 2.