I don't really understand the word "proceeding" in general, can anyone please explain it to me, maybe in simpler terms? Also, I've seen examples of this word being used in a sentence, I wonder why sometimes it goes with legal, sometimes with criminal?

As in:

legal proceeding (mentioned in the sentence above) and criminal proceeding.

As for the sentence above, in what way can I understand it, as it says the film has to do something with the proceeding.

Please shed light on this word for me, thank you.

  • I'm guessing it was the firm that was ordered to pay for the "legal proceedings". – Hot Licks Aug 6 at 2:53
  • The meaning of the word proceeding can be found in a dictionary. If that isn't sufficient, please explain the source of confusion. – Jason Bassford Aug 6 at 5:03

Proceed means to continue through a process. Proceed and process come from the same root. So in this case, legal proceedings is similar to saying "legal process". The legal proceedings refer to the process of hiring a lawyer, going through a court case, etc.

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