proceedings
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (events)
a. el acto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Proceedings were interrupted by a protester who threw paint at the speaker.El acto fue interrumpido por un manifestante que tiró pintura sobre el orador.
b. la reunión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
As there was no more business, the chairman drew the proceedings to a close.Como no había más asuntos por tratar, el presidente puso fin a la reunión.
2. (legal)
a. el proceso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The company could face criminal proceedings as a result of the inquiry.La empresa podria verse frente a un proceso penal como resultado de la investigación.
b. el pleito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The princess announced her intention to initiate proceedings against the newspaper.La princesa anunció su intención de entablar un pleito contra el periódico.
3. (measures)
a. las medidas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Members of staff will receive two warnings before disciplinary proceedings are brought against them.Los empleados recibirán dos advertencias antes de que se inicien medidas disciplinarias en su contra.
4. (minutes)
a. las actas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The article appeared in vol. 112, no. 32 of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.El artículo apareció en el volumen 112, número 32 de las actas de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias.
proceeding
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (course of action)
a. el proceder
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I shall do everything in my power to stop this proceeding, which I consider illegal.Haré todo lo que está en mis manos para detener este proceder, que considero ilegal.
6. (legal)
a. el proceso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The proceeding cannot take place until a jury has been selected.El proceso no puede tener lugar hasta que se haya seleccionado un jurado.
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proceeding [prəˈsiːdɪŋ]
noun
1 (action, course of action) proceder (m)
a somewhat dubious proceeding un proceder sospechoso
2 (Jur) proceso (m)
a criminal proceeding un proceso criminal
3 proceedings (event) acto (m); (record) [of learned society] actas (f)
the proceedings began at seven o'clock el acto comenzó a las siete; hecklers attempted to disrupt the proceedings hubo gente que intentó perturbar el desarrollo del acto or de la reunión; Proceedings of the Royal Society Actas (f) de la Real Sociedad
4 proceedings especially (Jur) (measures) medidas (f)
legal proceedings proceso (m); to take proceedings (to do sth) (Jur) abrir un proceso (para hacer algo); to start (legal) proceedings (against sb) (Jur) entablar pleito or una demanda (contra algn)
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