Proceed

Definition of Proceed

Pro`ceed´
v. i.1.To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun; as, to proceed on a journey.
[imp. & p. p. Proceeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Proceeding.]
If thou proceed in this thy insolence.
- Shak.
2.To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another; as, to proceed with a story or argument.
3.To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from; as, light proceeds from the sun.
I proceeded forth and came from God.
- John viii. 42.
It proceeds from policy, not love.
- Shak.
4.To go on in an orderly or regulated manner; to begin and carry on a series of acts or measures; to act by method; to prosecute a design.
He that proceeds upon other principles in his inquiry.
- Locke.
5.To be transacted; to take place; to occur.
He will, after his sour fashion, tell you
What hath proceeded worthy note to-day.
- Shak.
6.To have application or effect; to operate.
This rule only proceeds and takes place when a person can not of common law condemn another by his sentence.
- Ayliffe.
7.(Law) To begin and carry on a legal process.
n.1.See Proceeds.

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