legal proceeding


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n legal proceeding (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
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    Joey Adams
    “Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding in which you put your money in your pants pocket and give your coat to your creditors.”


In literature:

Flavius, the son of a Freedman, and Secretary to Appius Claudius, divulged the forms and times to be observed in legal proceedings.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
In the legal proceedings that followed on these deeds of bloodshed, the Genoese judges found their profit.
"Boswell's Correspondence with the Honourable Andrew Erskine, and His Journal of a Tour to Corsica" by James Boswell
Grandpap threatened legal proceedings to restrain the boy if he attempted to leave the town.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
She had two children by the Baron, as she testified in the legal proceedings brought by her.
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
The legal proceedings before the commissioner lasted three full months.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
But Beaumarchais was not the only author who owed his notoriety to his legal proceedings.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845" by Various
The legality of the Commission and of its proceedings was denied.
"History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
He cited legal decisions covering such cases and intimated that he might bring proceedings.
"The Madness of May" by Meredith Nicholson
Up to that time he had not heard a word of Dodson and Fogg, or of legal proceedings.
"Bardell v. Pickwick" by Percy Fitzgerald
This reminder comes in the form of the legal proceedings relating to his estate.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
Legal proceedings have been taken against him.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
On the result of the legal proceedings depended her future home and the best part of her happiness.
"Famous Women: George Sand" by Bertha Thomas
After you are a little better acquainted with legal proceedings here, come and see me.
"Uncle Terry" by Charles Clark Munn
He began but never proceeded, and gave himself to everything but the pursuit of legal lore.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8"
But then Mr Simpson could proceed with his legal remedies.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 360, October 1845" by Various
Especially, Justinian allowed bishops a decisive influence upon legal proceedings in certain branches.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
A lively tilt followed between counsel as to the legality of this proceeding.
"The Mysterious Murder of Pearl Bryan" by Unknown
Randolph was called back in May, 1683, to aid in the legal proceedings which were immediately set on foot.
"The Fathers of New England" by Charles M. Andrews
Though the Stamp Act was to have operated from November 1st, yet legal proceedings in the courts were carried on as before.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
He was reticent when Mr. Bumpkin mentioned the lawsuit, because he knew so little about legal proceedings.
"The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit" by Richard Harris

In news:

The legal proceedings have begun for the murder suspect in Utica's first and only homicide of 2012.
After 27 years of witnessing significant legal proceedings, courtroom sketch artist William Hennessy said he now considers himself a journalist as well.
District Judge James Wilson says he'll rule later on whether a business margins tax initiative pushed by the state teachers union and other Nevada labor groups meets legal muster to proceed.
The San Francisco City Attorney's Office Thursday denied a request by suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi that the city pay for his legal fee s in the ongoing official misconduct proceedings against him.
Whole Foods Market Inc and Wild Oats Markets Inc are now legally cleared to proceed with their merger.
Proceeds from the organization go toward the fight to legalize same-sex marriage.
Proceeding to trial doubled our legal expenses and made the process last twice as long.
According to the Southwest Times Record, a psychologist's report found that Herring suffered from a mental disease that prevented him from understanding the legal proceedings against him.
However, if you are required to make decisions which could affect your rights in the Bankruptcy proceeding , you may want to obtain legal counsel to assist you.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—It appears a mold and rat problem at Guantanamo won't delay planned legal proceedings in a terrorism case.
Apparently, the country that gave the world Silvio Berlusconi requires unhappy couples to sit through a three-year legal separation period before divorce proceedings can begin.
It remains to be seen whether the federal government will allow Colorado to proceed with the expanded legalization of marijuana as approved by voters under Amendment 64.
St James's Palace said Friday that "legal proceedings for breach of privacy have been commenced today in France" by the royal couple.
Intel and the FTC have now filed a joint motion to suspend the legal proceedings while the two sides work to negotiate a settlement .
After bringing another instructor in on the conversation, Amons said he would consult BISD's legal representation on how to proceed.

In science:

May place those responsible at significant risk of criminal and/or civil legal proceedings and/or disciplinary action.
The Importance and Criticality of Spreadsheets in the City of London