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1. proceeding

noun. ['prəˈsiːdɪŋ, proʊˈsiːdɪŋ'] (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked.

Synonyms

  • foreclosure
  • legal action
  • action
  • naturalisation
  • bankruptcy
  • intervention
  • suit
  • judicial proceeding
  • receivership
  • case
  • adoption
  • naturalization
  • hearing
  • legal proceeding
  • appeal
  • action at law
  • causa
  • trial
  • lawsuit
  • proceedings
  • litigation
  • due process of law
  • due process
  • cause
  • review

Antonyms

  • hardware
  • defense
  • activation
  • sink

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Words that Rhyme with Legal Proceeding

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2. legal

adjective. ['ˈliːgəl'] established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules.

Synonyms

  • sub judice
  • sanctioned
  • legitimate
  • judicial
  • court-ordered
  • ratified
  • statutory
  • legality
  • juristic
  • lawful
  • licit

Antonyms

  • illegality
  • illegitimate
  • illegal
  • unorthodox

Etymology

  • legalis (Latin)
  • lex (Latin)

3. legal

adjective. ['ˈliːgəl'] having legal efficacy or force.

Synonyms

  • effectual
  • valid

Antonyms

  • forbid
  • criminalize
  • outlaw

Etymology

  • legalis (Latin)
  • lex (Latin)

4. legal

adjective. ['ˈliːgəl'] allowed by official rules.

Antonyms

  • unauthorized

Etymology

  • legalis (Latin)
  • lex (Latin)

Example sentences of the word legal-proceeding


1. Noun Phrase
If a social worker must speak at any legal proceeding regarding a client, then the social worker must maintain the client's confidentiality.

2. Noun Phrase
Florida law requires that you be at least 18 years old and of “sound mind.” People are generally considered to be of sound mind unless a prior legal proceeding has declared them to be incompetent.

3. Noun Phrase
Support letters are also used in legal proceedings for the determination of child custody and related matters in which a parent’s fitness may be in question.

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