court, criminal, judicial, legal
bankruptcy, divorce, extradition, impeachment, libel
appeal (BrE), civil, committal (BrE), summary (BrE)
bring, initiate, instigate, institute, take
begin, commence, start
close, end, halt, stop
begin, commence
in proceedings

decisions made in court proceedings

proceedings against

She is bringing divorce proceedings against her husband.

proceedings before

proceedings before a tribunal

proceedings between

proceedings between the four parties involved

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