proceed against (someone or something)

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proceed against (someone or something)

1. Of a soldier or group of soldiers, to advance against an enemy unit in combat. We proceeded against the enemy encampment as planned, striking at exactly 2 AM. Our squad was ordered to proceed against the soldiers protecting the border.
2. To move forward with legal action against someone or something. The human rights group confirmed that its lawsuit is proceeding against the government after a judge threw out a motion for dismissal. She indicated that she wished to proceed against the neighbor who was responsible for the damage to her property.
See also: proceed

proceed against someone or something

 
1. to begin to move against someone or something. The entire platoon proceeded against the single enemy soldier who refused to surrender. The army proceeded against the fortress as planned.
2. to start legal action against someone or something. The district attorney will proceed against the suspect next week. The state prosecutor will proceed against the company as soon as one of the witnesses is located.
See also: proceed
References in classic literature ?
In several cases, and particularly in the trial of controversies to which States may be parties, they must be viewed and proceeded against in their collective and political capacities only.
In case you choose to leave it here, I can do this for you--I can replace this matter on its old footing, and I can go so far besides as to give you a written undertaking that this man Bagnet shall never be troubled in any way until you have been proceeded against to the utmost, that your means shall be exhausted before the creditor looks to his.
Anyone found violating this order shall be proceeded against under section 188 P.P.C.
As per directions of Power Division after 30th April, 2019 these defaulters will be proceeded against including proceeding to action of properties of defaulters under the present revenue laws.
Similarly the connections of running defaulters will be disconnected after the deadline and their properties will be proceeded against as per revenue laws.
Warning the teachers of strict action in case of noncompliance, the order further said the violators would be proceeded against under the Punjab Employees Efficiency, Discipline and Accountability Act (PEEDA) 2006.
Protesters who obstruct people's right to use roads and damage or destroy property must be proceeded against in accordance with the law and held accountable.' 'A person issuing an edict or fatwa, which harms another or puts another in harm's way, must be criminally prosecuted under the Pakistan Penal Code, the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 and/or the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016.
Protestors who obstruct people's right to use roads and damage or destroy property must be proceeded against in accordance with the law and held accountable.
The Chief Traffic Officer informed the LHC that overall 22, 246 motorcyclists have been proceeded against.
ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ruled that enforced disappearance is a 'heinous offence' and officials involved in such a crime should be 'proceeded against for misconduct besides criminal proceedings'.
A two-judge bench, headed by Justice Aftab Ahmed Gorar, also issued a show-cause notice to the West SSP to furnish an explanation why he should not be proceeded against for contempt of court for not appearing before the court despite the issuance of a notice.
The bureau, in a letter dated April 25, 2013, informed the retired colonel that his complaint could not be entertained for want of jurisdiction, because as a member of the armed forces the general was immune from being proceeded against under the NAO.
Of those proceeded against last year at the county's two justice centres in Nuneaton and Leamington, 89 per cent pleaded guilty or were found guilty.
The gap between the number of cases that are proceeded against and the number of trials, may be due to cases being dropped at either magistrates or crown court level or the prosecution agreeing to accept a guilty plea to a lesser charge, which means they would no longer be counted in these figures.
A total of 119 women were found guilty of sexual offences against children in Wales and England between 2008 and 2012 after being proceeded against at magistrates' courts.