(Pro*ca"cious) a. [L. procax, -acis, fr. procare to ask, demand.] Pert; petulant; forward; saucy.
(Pro*cac"i*ty) n. [L. procacitas.] Forwardness; pertness; petulance. [R.] Burton.
(||Pro*cam"bi*um) n. [NL. See Pro- , and Cambium.] (Bot.) The young tissue of a
fibrovascular bundle before its component cells have begun to be differentiated. Sachs.
(Pro`cat*arc"tic) a. [Gr. beginning beforehand. fr. to begin first; before + to begin; intens. +
to begin: cf. F. procatarctique. ] (Med.) Beginning; predisposing; exciting; initial. [Obs.]
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.
(||Pro`cat*arx"is) n. [NL., fr. Gr. first beginning.] (Med.) The kindling of a disease into
action; also, the procatarctic cause. Quincy.
(||Pro`ce*den"do) n. [Abl. of the gerundive of L. 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.
(Pro*ce"dure) n. [F. 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. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Pro*ceed") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Proceeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Proceeding.] [F. procéder. fr. L.
procedere, processum, 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.