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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]