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English noun: legal proceeding

1. legal proceeding (act) (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked


Synonymsproceeding, proceedings


Broader (hypernym)due process, due process of law


Narrower (hyponym)action, action at law, adoption, appeal, bankruptcy, case, causa, cause, foreclosure, hearing, intervention, judicial proceeding, lawsuit, legal action, litigation, naturalisation, naturalization, procedure, receivership, review, suit, trial


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law









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