1. [ noun ] (law) a legal proceeding in a court; a judicial contest to determine and enforce legal rights
Synonyms: litigation
Related terms: proceeding custody_battle vexatious_litigation law
2. [ noun ] (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
Synonyms: proceedings proceeding legal_proceeding
Related terms: due_process lawsuit trial legal_action trial hearing appeal litigation receivership procedure naturalization foreclosure review adoption bankruptcy intervention law
Similar spelling:   judicial_principle