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.
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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.
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Stand forth, therefore, and bear witness, ye who have witnessed these unhappy doings, that we may judge of the sum and bearing thereof; and judge whether our justice may be satisfied with the punishment of this infidel woman, or if we must go on, with a bleeding heart, to the further proceeding against our brother.''
Compelled to do public penance for some of his offenses, his keen wit could not fail to be struck by the inconsistency between the rigid doctrines and the lives of some of the men who were proceeding against him; and he commemorated the feud in his series of overwhelming but painfully flippant satires.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Wire editor and journalist to withdraw their petition seeking quashing of the criminal and civil defamation proceeding against them by Jay Shah for writing a story against him.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Monday submitted its reply to Islamabad High Court (IHC) in a case seeking contempt of court proceeding against former prime minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif for controversial speeches.
Justice Aamer Farooq of IHC heard the case filed by Saifullah Khalid seeking contempt of court proceeding against ECP for allegedly not complying the court orders regarding MML party registration.
The Islamabad High Court stopped the accountability court from proceeding against Mr Dar on Dec 20, 2017 after the defunct minister pointed out some anomalies in his trial in the assets reference filed against him on the direction of the Supreme Court.
The IHC has barred the accountability court from proceeding against the former finance minister till January 17, 2018.
"The UCI contacted the Spanish federation and asked them to open discplinary proceeding against Contador," UCI spokesman Enrico Carpani said.
Landlord commenced a holdover proceeding against tenants based on a breach of the no-pets provision in the lease.
The commission also settled an administrative proceeding against Orange County, the Orange County Flood Control District and the county board of supervisors.
The IHC on December 20 stopped the accountability court from proceeding against Mr Dar after he pointed out anomalies in his trial in the assets reference filed against him on the direction of the Supreme Court.
During the course of proceedings, Dr Babar Awan counsel for the petitioner argued that only superior courts could run a contempt of court proceeding against an accused, however ECP had no jurisdiction to exercise the powers of superior courts.
The petitioner prayed the court to initiate contempt of court proceeding against Nawaz Sharif besides banning the publication and broadcasting of Nawaz Sharif speeches.
Petitioner owner of a two-family house brought a nonpayment proceeding against respondent tenant.
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