legal proceedings
index case (lawsuit), cause (lawsuit), hearing, lawsuit, matter (case)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


legal proceedings
All actions that are authorized or sanctioned by law and instituted in a court or a tribunal for the acquisition of rights or the enforcement of remedies.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


legal proceedings
All actions that are authorized or sanctioned by law and instituted in a court or a tribunal for the acquisition of rights or the enforcement of remedies.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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