|Procatarctic Pro`cat·arc"tic adjective
[ Greek ... beginning beforehand. from ... to begin first; ... before + ... to begin; ... intens. + ... to begin: confer French procatarctique
. ] (Medicine) Beginning; predisposing; exciting; initial.
[ Obsolete] » The words procatarctic causes
have been used with different significations. Thus they have been employed synonymously with prime causes
, exciting causes
, and predisposing
or remote causes
The physician inquires into the procatarctic causes. Harvey.
Procatarxis Pro`cat·arx"is noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... first beginning.] (Medicine) The kindling of a disease into action; also, the procatarctic cause. Quincy.
Procedendo Pro`ce·den"do noun [ Abl. of the gerundive of Latin procedere . see Proceed .] (Law) (a) A writ by which a cause which has been removed on insufficient grounds from an inferior to a superior court by certiorari , or otherwise, is sent down again to the same court, to be proceeded in there. (b) In English practice, a writ issuing out of chancery in cases where the judges of subordinate courts delay giving judgment, commanding them to proceed to judgment. (c) A writ by which the commission of the justice of the peace is revived, after having been suspended. Tomlins. Burrill.
Procedure Pro·ce"dure noun [ French procédure . See Proceed .] 1. The act or manner of proceeding or moving forward; progress; process; operation; conduct. "The true procedure of conscience." South. 2. A step taken; an act performed; a proceeding; the steps taken in an action or other legal proceeding. "Gracious procedures ." I. Taylor. 3. That which results; issue; product. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
Proceed Pro·ceed" intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Proceeded
; present participle & verbal noun Proceeding
.] [ French procéder
. from Latin procedere
, 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 journey.
If thou proceed in this thy insolence. Shak. 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 sun.
I proceeded forth and came from God. John viii. 42.
It proceeds from policy, not love. Shak. 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 inquiry. Locke. 5. To be transacted; to take place; to occur.
He will, after his sour fashion, tell you Shak. 6. To have application or effect; to operate.
What hath proceeded worthy note to-day.
This rule only proceeds and takes place when a person can not of common law condemn another by his sentence. Ayliffe. 7. (Law) To begin and carry on a legal process. Syn.
-- To advance; go on; continue; progress; issue; arise; emanate.
Proceed Pro"ceed noun See Proceeds . [ Obsolete] Howell.
Proceeder Pro·ceed"er noun One who proceeds.
Proceeding Pro·ceed"ing noun 1. The act of one who proceeds, or who prosecutes a design or transaction; progress or movement from one thing to another; a measure or step taken in a course of business; a transaction; as, an illegal proceeding ; a cautious or a violent proceeding .
The proceedings of the high commission. Macaulay. 2. plural (Law) The course of procedure in the prosecution of an action at law. Blackstone. Proceedings of a society
, the published record of its action, or of things done at its meetings. Syn.
-- Procedure; measure; step, See Transaction
Proceeds Pro"ceeds noun plural That which comes forth or results; effect; yield; issue; product; sum accruing from a sale, etc.
Proceleusmatic Proc`e·leus·mat"ic adjective [ Latin proceleusmaticus , Greek ..., from ... to rouse to action beforehand; ... + ... to incite; confer French procéleusmatique .] 1. Inciting; animating; encouraging. [ R.] Johnson. 2. (Pros.) Consisting of four short syllables; composed of feet of four short syllables each.
Proceleusmatic Proc`e·leus·mat"ic noun (Pros.) A foot consisting of four short syllables.
Procellarian Pro`cel·la"ri·an noun [ Latin procella a storm.] (Zoology) One of a family of oceanic birds ( Procellaridæ ) including the petrels, fulmars, and shearwaters. They are often seen in great abundance in stormy weather.
Procellous Pro·cel"lous adjective [ Latin procellosus , from procella a storm.] Stormy. [ Obsolete] Bailey.
Procephalic Pro`ce·phal"ic adjective [ Prefix pro- + cephalic .] (Zoology) Pertaining to, or forming, the front of the head. Procephalic lobe (Zoology) , that part of the head of an invertebrate animal which is in front of the mouth.
Proception Pro·cep"tion noun [ Prefix pro- + Latin capere to take.] Preoccupation. [ Obsolete] Eikon Basilik....
Procere Pro·cere" adjective [ Latin procerus tall.] Of high stature; tall. [ Obsolete] Evelyn.
Procerebrum Pro·cer"e·brum noun [ Prefix pro- + cerebrum .] (Anat.) The prosencephalon.
Proceres Proc"e·res noun plural [ New Latin , from Latin procer ... chief.] (Zoology) An order of large birds; the Ratitæ; -- called also Proceri .
Procerite Proc"er·ite noun [ Prefix pro- + Greek ... ... horn.] (Zoology) The segment next to the flagellum of the antennæ of Crustacea.
Procerity Pro·cer"i·ty noun [ Latin proceritas .] Height of stature; tallness. [ R.] Johnson.
Procès verbal Pro`cès" ver`bal" [ French] (French Law) An authentic minute of an official act, or statement of facts.
Process Proc"ess noun
[ French procès
, Latin processus
. See Proceed
.] 1. The act of proceeding; continued forward movement; procedure; progress; advance.
of time." Milton.
The thoughts of men are widened with the process of the suns. Tennyson. 2. A series of actions, motions, or occurrences; progressive act or transaction; continuous operation; normal or actual course or procedure; regular proceeding; as, the process of vegetation or decomposition; a chemical process ; processes of nature.
Tell her the process of Antonio's end. Shak. 3. A statement of events; a narrative.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer. 4. (Anat. & Zoology) Any marked prominence or projecting part, especially of a bone; anapophysis. 5. (Law) The whole course of proceedings in a cause real or personal, civil or criminal, from the beginning to the end of the suit; strictly, the means used for bringing the defendant into court to answer to the action; -- a generic term for writs of the class called judicial . Deacon's process
[ from H. Deacon
, who introduced it] (Chemistry)
, a method of obtaining chlorine gas by passing hydrochloric acid gas over heated slag which has been previously saturated with a solution of some metallic salt, as sulphate of copper.
-- Final process (Practice)
, a writ of execution in an action at law. Burrill.
-- In process
, in the condition of advance, accomplishment, transaction, or the like; begun, and not completed.
-- Jury process (Law)
, the process by which a jury is summoned in a cause, and by which their attendance is enforced. Burrill.
-- Leblanc's process (Chemistry)
, the process of manufacturing soda by treating salt with sulphuric acid, reducing the sodium sulphate so formed to sodium sulphide by roasting with charcoal, and converting the sodium sulphide to sodium carbonate by roasting with lime.
-- Mesne process
. See under Mesne .
-- Process milling
, the process of high milling for grinding flour. See under Milling .
-- Reversible process (Thermodynamics)
, any process consisting of a cycle of operations such that the different operations of the cycle can be performed in reverse order with a reversal of their effects.
Process plate Proc"ess plate (a) A plate prepared by a mechanical process, esp. a photomechanical process. (b) A very slow photographic plate, giving good contrasts between high lights and shadows, used esp. for making lantern slides.
Procession Pro·ces"sion noun
[ French, from Latin processio
. See Proceed
.] 1. The act of proceeding, moving on, advancing, or issuing; regular, orderly, or ceremonious progress; continuous course. Bp. Pearson.
That the procession of their life might be
More equable, majestic, pure, and free. Trench. 2. That which is moving onward in an orderly, stately, or solemn manner; a train of persons advancing in order; a ceremonious train; a retinue; as, a procession of mourners; the Lord Mayor's procession .
Here comes the townsmen on procession . Shak. 3. (Eccl.) An orderly and ceremonial progress of persons, either from the sacristy to the choir, or from the choir around the church, within or without. Shipley. 4. plural (Eccl.) An old term for litanies which were said in procession and not kneeling. Shipley. Procession of the Holy Ghost
, a theological term applied to the relation of the Holy Spirit to the Father and the Son, the Eastern Church affirming that the Spirit proceeds from the Father only, and the Western Church that the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son. Shipley.
-- Procession week
, a name for Rogation week, when processions were made; Cross-week. Shipley.
Procession Pro·ces"sion transitive verb (Law) To ascertain, mark, and establish the boundary lines of, as lands. [ Local, U. S. (North Carolina and Tennessee).] "To procession the lands of such persons as desire it." Burrill.
Procession Pro·ces"sion intransitive verb To march in procession. [ R.]
Procession Pro·ces"sion intransitive verb To honor with a procession. [ R.]
Processional Pro·ces"sion·al adjective Of or pertaining to a procession; consisting in a procession.
The processional services became more frequent. Milman.
Processional Pro·ces"sion·al noun [ French processionnal , Late Latin processionale .] 1. (R. C. Ch.) A service book relating to ecclesiastical processions. J. Gregory. 2. A hymn, or other selection, sung during a church procession; as, the processional was the 202d hymn.
Processionalist Pro·ces"sion·al·ist noun One who goes or marches in a procession. [ R.]
Processionary Pro·ces"sion·a·ry adjective [ Confer Late Latin processionarius , French processionnaire .] Pertaining to a procession; consisting in processions; as, processionary service. Processionary moth (Zoology) , any moth of the genus Cnethocampa , especially C. processionea of Europe, whose larvæ make large webs on oak trees, and go out to feed in regular order. They are covered with stinging hairs.
Processioner Pro·ces"sion·er noun 1. One who takes part in a procession. 2. A manual of processions; a processional. Fuller. 3. An officer appointed to procession lands. [ Local, U. S. (North Carolina and Tennessee).] Burrill.
Processioning Pro·ces"sion·ing noun A proceeding prescribed by statute for ascertaining and fixing the boundaries of land. See 2d Procession . [ Local, U. S.] Bouvier.
Processive Pro·ces"sive adjective Proceeding; advancing.
Because it is language, -- ergo, processive . Coleridge.
Prochein Pro"chein adjective [ French prochain , from Latin (assumed) proximanus , from proximus .] Next; nearest. Prochein ami or amy (Law) , the next friend. See under Next .
Prochordal Pro·chor"dal adjective [ Prefix pro + chordal .] (Anat.) Situated in front of the notochord; -- applied especially to parts of the cartilaginous rudiments in the base of the skull.
Prochronism Pro"chro·nism noun [ Greek ... preceding in time; ... before + ... time: confer French prochronisme .] The dating of an event before the time it happened; an antedating; -- opposed to metachronism .
Prochronize Pro"chro·nize transitive verb To antedate. Fitzed. Hall.
Procidence Proc"i·dence Proc*i*den"ti*a }, noun [ Latin procidentia , from procidens , present participle of procidere to fall down forward.] (Medicine) A falling down; a prolapsus. [ R.] Parr.
Prociduous Pro·cid"u·ous adjective [ Latin prociduus .] Falling from its proper place.
Procinct Pro·cinct" noun [ Latin procinctus , from procingere , procinctum , to gird up.] A state of complete readiness for action. [ Obsolete] "War in procinct ." Milton.
Proclaim Pro·claim" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Proclaimed
; present participle & verbal noun Proclaiming
.] [ Middle English proclamen
, Latin proclamare
before, forward + clamare
to call or cry out: confer French proclamer
. See Claim
.] 1. To make known by public announcement; to give wide publicity to; to publish abroad; to promulgate; to declare; as, to proclaim war or peace.
To proclaim liberty to the captives. Isa. lxi. 1.
For the apparel oft proclaims the man. Shak.
Throughout the host proclaim Milton. 2. To outlaw by public proclamation.
A solemn council forthwith to be held.
I heard myself proclaimed . Shak. Syn.
-- To publish; promulgate; declare; announce. See Announce
Proclaimer Pro·claim"er noun One who proclaims.
Proclamation Proc`la·ma"tion noun
[ French proclamation
, Latin proclamatio
. See Proclaim
.] 1. The act of proclaiming; official or general notice; publication.
King Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah; none was exempted. 1 Kings xv. 22. 2. That which is proclaimed, publicly announced, or officially declared; a published ordinance; as, the proclamation of a king; a Thanksgiving proclamation .
Proclitic Pro·clit"ic adjective [ Greek ... to lean forward; ... forward + ... to lean or incline. Confer Enclitic .] (Gr. Gram.) Leaning forward; -- said of certain monosyllabic words which are so closely attached to the following word as not to have a separate accent.
Proclive Pro·clive" adjective [ Latin proclivis sloping, inclined; pro forward + clivus hill: confer French proclive . See Declivity , and confer Proclivous .] Having a tendency by nature; prone; proclivous. [ R.] Mrs. Browning.
Proclivity Pro·cliv"i·ty noun
[ Latin proclivitas
: confer French proclivité
.] 1. Inclination; propensity; proneness; tendency.
to steal." Abp. Bramhall. 2. Readiness; facility; aptitude.
He had such a dexterous proclivity as his teachers were fain to restrain his forwardness. Sir H. Wotton.
Proclivous Pro·cli"vous adjective [ Latin proclivus . See Proclive .] 1. Inclined; tending by nature. [ R.] 2. (Zoology) Having the incisor teeth directed forward.
Proconsul Pro·con"sul noun [ Latin , from pro for + consul consul.] (Rom. Antiq.) An officer who discharged the duties of a consul without being himself consul; a governor of, or a military commander in, a province. He was usually one who had previously been consul.
Proconsular, Proconsulary Pro·con"su·lar, Pro·con"su·la·ry adjective [ Latin proconsularis : confer French proconsulaire .] 1. Of or pertaining of a proconsul; as, proconsular powers. 2. Under the government of a proconsul; as, a proconsular province.
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