Pro"ceed (?), n. See
Proceeds. [Obs.] Howell.
Pro*ceed" (?), v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Proceeded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Proceeding.] [F. procéder. fr. L.
procedere, processum, to go before, to proceed;
pro forward + cedere to move. See Cede.]
1. To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to
advance; to continue or renew motion begun; as, to proceed on a
If thou proceed in this thy
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
I proceeded forth and came from
God. John viii. 42.
It proceeds from policy, not love.
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
5. To be transacted; to take place; to
He will, after his sour fashion, tell you
What hath proceeded worthy note to-day.
6. To have application or effect; to
This rule only proceeds and takes place when a
person can not of common law condemn another by his
7. (Law) To begin and carry on a legal
Syn. -- To advance; go on; continue; progress; issue; arise;