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proceeding

1. 
a. the institution of a legal action
b. any step taken in a legal action
2. legal action; litigation
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Proceeding

 

in Soviet law, a procedure established by law to regulate the conduct of investigative and judicial actions, the adoption of decisions, and the relations of participants in criminal and civil cases. The proceeding is based on the democratic principles of Soviet judicial procedure and is the form through which these principles are realized. It includes the body of rules providing for the thorough investigation of a case, the best conditions for evaluating the evidence, the active role of the parties to the case, and the strict observance by the parties of citizens’ rights (seeCRIMINAL PROCEDURE).

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The new Constitution has accordingly, with great propriety, made provision against them, and all others proceeding from the defect of the Confederation on this head, by authorizing the general government to establish a uniform rule of naturalization throughout the United States.
I am waiting for you at the door -- come down to me directly." His next proceeding was to take some half-dozen envelopes out of the case, and to direct them all alike to the following address: "Thomas Bygrave, Esq., Mussared's Hotel, Salisbury Street, Strand, London." After carefully placing the envelopes and the card in his breast-pocket, he shut up the desk.
Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State.
The name of the footman was Dear in private, and Francis in company; and when the widowed mistress, upstairs, refused eligible offers of marriage (which was pretty often), the favored domestic in the kitchen was always informed of it, and asked, with the sweetest humility, if he approved of the proceeding.
While the financial discussion was still proceeding, the married lovers were ensconced together alone in the boudoir.
"It is contrary to the usual course of proceeding in such cases, Richard," Sir Joseph began.
"I congratulate you heartily, Duke, upon a most sensible proceeding," Mr.
It occupied me until the time came for proceeding to the inquest.
Why, he said, we think that you are lazy, and mean to cheat us out of a whole chapter which is a very important part of the story; and you fancy that we shall not notice your airy way of proceeding; as if it were self-evident to everybody, that in the matter of women and children `friends have all things in common.'
The move seeks to 'eliminate the safety, security and health risks posed by the personal appearance of persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) who are 'considered to be high-risk or afflicted with highly contagious diseases'' while at the same time protecting their constitutional right in court proceedings.
This was the only sentence of yesterday's national assembly proceedings, made by opposition MNA Sheikh Fiyaz Uddin, before pointing out lack of quorum in the house.

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