legal proceeding


legal proceeding
I noun action, action at law, case, cause, controversy, instituted proceedings, judicial recourse, lawsuit, legal process, legal recourse, litigation, matter, proceedings, suit II index action (proceeding), controversy (lawsuit), suit

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • legal proceeding — legal action, legal procedure, suit or claim filed in a court of law …   English contemporary dictionary

  • legal proceeding — noun (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked • Syn: ↑proceeding, ↑proceedings • Derivationally related forms: ↑proceed (for: ↑proceedings), ↑proceed …   Useful english dictionary

  • legal proceeding — In the broad sense, any action or special proceeding in court. In a narrower sense, an action or special proceeding at law rather than in equity. As used in the Bankruptcy Act nullifying liens obtained by legal proceedings within four months… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • legal proceeding — /ligəl prəˈsidɪŋ/ (say leeguhl pruh seeding) noun an action in a court of law …   Australian English dictionary

  • institute a legal proceeding — index sue Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lien by legal proceeding — See lien by judicial proceeding …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • proceeding — pro·ceed·ing n 1: a particular step or series of steps in the enforcement, adjudication, or administration of rights, remedies, laws, or regulations: as a: an action, hearing, trial, or application before the court collateral proceeding: a… …   Law dictionary

  • legal dispute — I noun action, case, controversy, disputation, lawsuit, litigation, suit in law II index case (lawsuit), contention (argument), lawsuit, trial …   Law dictionary

  • legal action — noun a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong • Syn: ↑action, ↑action at law • Derivationally related forms: ↑action (for:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • legal — 1. Conforming to the law; according to law; required or permitted by law; not forbidden or discountenanced by law; good and effectual in law; of or pertaining to the law; lawful. Freeman v. Fowler Packing Co., 135 Kan. 378, 11 P.2d 276, 277. See… …   Black's law dictionary