Procedure Definition

prə-sējər
procedures
noun
procedures
The act, method, or manner of proceeding in some action; esp., the sequence of steps to be followed.
Webster's New World
A particular course of action or way of doing something.
Webster's New World
A series of steps taken to accomplish an end.
A medical procedure; evacuation procedures.
American Heritage
A set of instructions that performs a specific task; a subroutine or function.
American Heritage
The established way of carrying on the business of a legislature, law court, etc.
Webster's New World
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A procedure to determine the rights of the parties, as distinguished from a criminal procedure.
Webster's New World Law
The process by which the government imposes penalties for criminal behavior through the devices of arrest, trial, and punishment of the convicted criminal.
Webster's New World Law

Synonymous with routine. See also routine.

Webster's New World Telecom

Other Word Forms of Procedure

Noun

Singular:
procedure
Plural:
procedures

Origin of Procedure

  • From Old French procedure, from Latin procedere (“to go forward, proceed"); see proceed.

    From Wiktionary

  • French procédure from Old French from proceder to proceed proceed

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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