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Proced(e, Proceid, v. Also: proceide, -ceyd(e, -cied, -cead(e, -ceed(e, -ceeid, prosede, -seid, -sead, -seed. [ME and e.m.E. proced(e (Gower), proceede (Lydgate), e.m.E. also procead (1526), prossed (a 1550), F. procéder (13–14th c. in Hatz.-Darm.), L. prōcēdĕre.]

1. intr. To go or travel forward, to advance, to make one's way forward. (Chiefly of persons.) c1400 Troy-bk. ii 2328.
Anthenor … with him ȝeid To schip, and so thai gan proceid, That Vlixes … Come vpon nycht to his cite
c1550 Rolland Ct. Venus ii 562.
This he thame left, and forder can proceid … Be mony way baith ewill and anterous
1561 W. Maitland in Cal. Sc. P. I 610.
If you will go no farther with me but write thus (Comme, yow shalbe welcomme) I will boldely proceade
a1605 Montg. Ch. & Slae 1567 (Wr.).
Proceeding, and leading Each other by the hand
1596 Dalr. I 208/33.
And passing or farthirmair proceiding, thay … destroy al in thair way
1637 Dumbarton B. Rec. 52.
The proveist nominated to proceed again to Edr
1638 Ib. 55.

b. To set off, start out. 1549 Compl. 59/34.
Bot or ve heir the thondir ve see fyrst the fyir, quhou be it that thai proceid at ane instant tyme

c. In geography: To extend and become (narrower etc.). 1531 Bell. Boece I xxiii.
Fra the fute thairof it [sc. Albion] procedis ay the more small, quhill it come to the uter marchis … of Ingland and Scotland

d. fig. a1570-86 Maitl. F. clxx 31.
Be pane to perfyt plesour to proceid

2. To advance or make progress in action, to take action or further action. Also passive.(1) c1420 Wynt. vii 1880.
And swa wyth lauch procedyt he
Ib. viii 842.
Gyff yhe wyll noucht … In that matere now procede, Wyth yhoure leffe that we pas hame
Ib. vi 1366, etc.
1456 Hay I 13/35.
He sett him in ane othir maner fassoun to procede, that is for to say, to saw errouris and herisies in the faith
1535 Stewart 46543.
In that purpois na forder wald proceid
1550–1 Corr. M. Lorraine 345.
He vas myndit to proseid safwrthe that the king … sulde have … the better oppenyon in him
a1568 Bann. MS 87 a/46. 1563-1570 Buch. Wr. 48.
He … procedit in this caise … be corrupting of my lord of Murrayis freindis
a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. cviii 19. 1586 Warrender P. MS 220.
The king … hes proceaded forder in the ligue then many of his subiectes
1589 Annandale Corr. 26.
How it salbe metaist that we proceid at this tyme
1591 Warrender P. (S.H.S.) II 165.
1591 Bk. Univ. Kirk II 782.
So they wald not think evill that the kirk proceid in purging of thair awin body
1610 Breadalbane Lett. 21 July.
Ȝour maister neidis to dout na mair bot frelie proseid and end this langsome turne
(2) passive 1568 Anderson Collect. Mary IV ii 162.
We consent on na wyse, that any farder should be proceidit in this conference

3. a. Of an action or process: To take place, be conducted, be carried forward. ?a1500 Remembr. Passion 75.
Grant me till exeme & present all myne entencionis first to ressoun, and all my dedis proceid efter ressoun
1549 Compl. 15/27.
All veyris ar begun be princis on ane iust titil ande syne procedis be visdome, bot [etc.]
a1570-86 Arbuthnot Maitl. F. xxix 8.
All thing dois quyt proceid aganis my will Bayth hewin and erth ar contrair me coniurit
a1561 Q. Kennedy Breif Tract. (ed.) 146/4.
Punishment auch[t and suld] procede one Ecolampadius, Calvyne, and all others steraris [vp] and mantemaris of … heresy
c1550-c1580 Art of Music 34 b.
Anapestus is of four tyms constitut quhilk dois proceid with tua brewis befoir and a long followand

b. To go forward in existence, continue to be. 1538–9 Acts II 353/1.
That this present parliament proceide & stand our without ony continuation sa lang as plesis the kingis grace
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 372.
All men … iournelly thay do proceid Tyll Atrops cute the fatell threid
Ib. 1897.
Quhov doith proceid this creueltie, Aganis justice and equitie?
a1568 Bann. MS 82 a/37.
In tyme offir thy harte, for tyme dois still proceid
Ib. 79 b/1.

c. fig. To advance, progress, prosper, in development or growth. Of an argument: To carry forward, carry weight.(1) a1500 Henr. Fab. (O.U.P.) 1909.
Proceding furth be vse and consuetude The sin ryipis and schame is set on syde
Ib. 2719.
Smoirand the richt, garrand the wrang proceid
a1568 Scott xxxiv 17.
Quhair sensuall lust proceidis All honest lufe is pynd
1572–3 Cal. Sc. P. IV 460.
With a mynour … to considder the work, that be thair advise thingis may the better proceid
(2) 1490 Irland Mir. I 113/31.
Ȝoure ressounis and argumentis in the contrare may na way haue place nore proced

4. To take hostile action again (= against) or upon another, to launch an attack (against). c1420 Wynt. vi 2018.
This heyly movyd Makbeth … Agayne Makduffe than to procede
Ib. vii 1600.
The pape … Procedyde agayne [thaim] heyly
1513 Doug. vii xiii 125.
Mair evidently he covat to proceid Agane his ancyent ennemy Diomed
a1578 Pitsc. I 75/20.
Manis Reidman … kindlit witht this disadwantage … did proceid wpoun Craggie Wallace thinkand to slay him

5. To advance, go forward, make new or continued progress, in or with a quality or in a course of action or study.(1) c1420 Wynt. v 1354.
That thai in honoure walde procede [W. preceid]
Ib. 4094.
Off propyr will man mycht in mede In alkyn rychtwysnes procede
1550–1 Corr. M. Lorraine 345.
I assourit his grace … it vas the best to proseid in that sorte of guidnes, for [etc.]
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 1121.
This warld began with misere. With miserie it doith proceid
1567 G. Ball. 81.
With spiritual lufe lat us proceid
1689 Aberd. B. Rec. IV 310.
James Milne … disassentit from any suchelectione to be proceided in
(2) 1579 Acts III 180/2.
To quhilkis lessonis … salbe … auditoris all the aduocattis [etc.] … as ar desirous to proceid in the facultie of the law
Ib. 181/2.
Incais they be not found worthie to proceid furthward in thair degreis
1621 Aberd. Council Lett. I 341.
That ye warne the bursaris … to compeir befoir us … to suffer tryell … quhow they have prosede in thair litrator
(3) 1582 St. A. Kirk S. 492.
Jhone Scheves … to conpeir on Sonday nixttocum, to proceid in humiliatioun

6. To go ahead or forward or go on to some action or to do something (chiefly, already contemplated or begun); also, to go ahead and do something.(1) 1535 Stewart 46215.
Trow ȝe … That I dar nocht to my purpois proceid
1562–3 St. A. Kirk S. 179.
The superintendent inhibitis the sayd Johane to contract or procead to mariaig wyth ony other person
1565 Ib. 248. 1576 Compl. Zetl. 29 b.
That thei … indilatlie … thaireftir proceid to the executioun thairof
1598 Edinb. B. Rec. V 235.
Thai ar to proceid to the dountaking of the wall in the eist kirk
c 1600 Sc. Hist. Rev. XIX 263.
1635 Aberd. B. Rec. III 82.
The persones disassentares … tuke instrumentis that they wer willing … to proceid to the said electioun
1660 Ib. IV 195.
The Counsell … procedit to the said electione
(2) a1585 Maitl. Q. xxxix 93.
My hairt alwayis to luif ȝow man proceid
1694–5 Annandale Corr. 105.
So they proceeded to choose a speaker
(3) 1582 St. A. Kirk S. 491.
To be chargit to proceid and performe thair repentance

b. Of a tendency of character: To direct itself, to be inclined or bent. a1500 Henr. Fab. (O.U.P.) 2827.
For clerkis sayis the inclinatioun Off mannis thocht proceidis commounly Efter the corporall complexioun To gude or euill

7. tr. To advance, carry forward, proceed with (a course of action). 1501 Doug. Pal. Hon. 1277.
With quhais correctioun … Furth to proceid this proces I pretend, Traistand in God my purpois to escheif

8. To make progress, go forward, in the compilation, copying, reading etc. of a literary composition. Also const. furth, further mair (= further).(1) c1420 Wynt. ii 859 heading.
Or I forthire nowe procede, Off the genealogi will I rede
Ib. iv Prol. 32.
In tyll this part gyffe yhe procede Fra end tyll end, yhe [etc.]
Ib. vi 2351.
Now in genealogy to procede Name be name is hard in dede
1490 Irland Mir. II 82/22. c1515 Asl. MS I 326/9. 1549 Compl. 67/31.
I maid me reddy … to proceid in the compiling of my beuk
Ib. 48/24. 1551 Hamilton Cat. 27.
We think maist expedient to procede be short questionis
1570 Leslie 9. c1475 Wall. (1594) vi 72 (A).
Heirof as now I will na mair proceid, Of my sentence than schortly to conclude
1596 Dalr. I 68/30.
Quhen thairfor our intentione is of this ordour to proceid, I desyre nocht [etc.]
(2) 1456 Hay II 115/23.
For I think to procede furth in the declaracioun of syk materis
a1568 Bann. MS I p. 40/22.
Proceding furtht so in hir sermond seir
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 1258.
Now latt ws proceid forthermair

b. To go forward, or turn, to or till (some part or aspect of a composition). c1552 Lynd. Mon. 1365.
Exemplis mony I mycht tell, Wer it nocht tedious for to dwell, Tyll our purpose latt ws proceid
Ib. 5447. 1562-3 Winȝet II 78/2.
At the last he procedis to tha heidis quhilkis ar … to be trowit
c1568 Lauder Minor P. i 17. 1622-6 Bisset I 16/22.

c. Of a literary composition: To advance, progress. c1515 Asl. MS I 327/18.
And as the ald [sc. Testament] procedis in four wayis of bukis … alswa the scripturis [etc.]

9. a. Of a judge or court, an officer or a magistrate: To take or conduct legal proceedings; also, to continue legal proceedings already begun; to take the appropriate legal action.Also const. furth.(1) 1397 Acts I 208/1.
The schiref that he is send to sal procede in the maner beforsaid
a1500 Henr. Test. Cress. 302.
Than thus proceidit Saturne and the mone Quhen thay the mater rypelie had degest
Id. Fab. 2691 (Bann.). a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 86. 1491 Acts II 227/1.
The lordis will procede eftir the forme of the summondis and do justice to the partiis
1523 Carnwath Baron Ct. (S.H.S.) 4.
The laird of Jarisvod folloit in court Vil Vatsoun & he enterit nocht & the laird … dosyrit at my lord to proced, considerand [etc.]
1531 Exch. R. XVI 539.
[James V had to command the Lords Auditors] nocht to proceid bot apoun na materis bot chekkir materis
1579 Acts III 164/2.
As jugeis to cognosce and try the saidis materis & to proceid be new summondis or to begyne quhar they left at the first intenting thairof
1582 Crim. Trials I ii 109.
The justice … findis be interloquutour that he can nocht gudlie proceid at this present
a1597-1617 Hist. Jas. VI (1825) 8.
The parciall jure proceidit to Bothuellis great contentment … and ther acquit him
a1651 Calderwood VII 439.
They could not proceede so inorderlie, for it was neither reasonable nor according to law
(2) 1449 Acts II 37/1.
Gif he be summonde thris & comperis nocht … than sal the juge procede in the caus and do justice
a1500 Henr. Fab. 1238 (Bann.).
Thus quhen the scheip this stryfe had contestat, The iugeis into the caus furth cowth proceid
1483 Acta Aud. 142*/2.
That the said alderman & baillies has done wrang in the leding of the said proces becaus thai procedit therin thai being chargit be our souueran lordis lettrez to decist & ces in the proceding tharof
1496–7 Acta Conc. II 42.
1498 Ib. 191.
Quhether thai compere or nocht … the Lordis wil proceyd and mynister justice in the sade mater as accordis to the law
1533 Bell. Livy I 279/26.
Quhen A. Virginius tribune was dressing him to procede in this law [L. de lege ageret]
1535 Reg. Dunferm. I 340. 1543 Acts II 433/1.
Maister Henry Lauder aduocate … allegit that the lordis of parliament mycht nocht proceid vpoun the summondis rasit
1560 St. A. Kirk S. 52.
To procede and do justice in this … actioun and caus of divorce
1587 Acts III 457/1. a1633 Hope Major Pract. I 16.(3) 1478–9 Acta Aud. 74/2.
The said Patrik has wrangwisly and inordourly procedit in the seruing of the said breue
1482 Ib. 102/2.
The saide sereffis has vnordourly procedit in the puttin [etc.]
1482–3 Ib. in Acta Conc. II ciii.
The said schiref has procedit unordourly in the serving of the said brefe
(4) 1595 Logie Par. Hist. I 44.
The said Jonet … desyrit the brethrein to proceid agains the saids crwall murtherars with the censurs of the kirk
1628 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. II 437.
Warrand … to the saids justices … to sitt, cognosce and proceid aganis persouns guiltie of the crymes particularlie underwrittin
1652 Lamont Diary 45.
To proceide against them with the censurs of the kirke

b. Of a litigant: To take legal action. 1456 Hay I 132/22.
I may nocht tak it agayne … bot gif I procede be ordre of lawe
Ib. 258/2. 1459 Perth Guildry 36.
That the saide Robert sall raman to this curt … and this day xl dayis to procede as the pertis will tyne and wyne
1522 (c 1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I 208.
That gif thai wald nocht analie the samyn … that thai wald proceid and apprys the saidis landis efter the forme of the saidis lettres
1622-6 Bisset I 311/1.
I will proceid aganist him with assyse of purprisioun

c. To proceed or continue in (carrying out) some legal action: see 5 above. 1606 Dundonald Par. Rec. 98.
To proceid in mariage togidder betuix and Lambess nixt
1608 Bk. Univ. Kirk III 1053.
Quher presbitries are proceiding in the tryall of mess sayers
1628 Aberd. Council Lett. I 293.
Houpinge ye will prosead na forder in denuncing your chargis
1632 Ib. 345.

d. To proceed to or to do some legal action: see 6 above. 1456 Hay I 268/9.
And sa to procede furth to the conclusioun, efter the lawis of armes of the contree
1551 Digest Justiciary Proc. B. 56.
The justice … findis that he may not proceid to the pronunceing of the mater
c1575 Balfour Pract. 408. 1641 Inverness Rec. II 177.
And for this effect lybellis and procieds to reas and caus to put to executioune, advocatis [etc.] … and to persew the saidis actionnes [etc.]
1649 Kingarth Par. Rec. 16.
Before the Session proceid to any further censure
1652 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. III 72.
And to proceed to the administratioun of justice

e. intr. To procede in and to, ? to (? go on with legal steps to) take possession of (a property). 1529 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 99.
I varne the said Dand … to comper and resaiff the said soum this day xv dais, falyeing hereof we wyll proceid in and to the said tenemend of land

f. passive, without mention of the agent: To be proceeded against, to have legal proceedings taken against one. 1607 Dundonald Par. Rec. 134.
Marioun Smelie … to be proceidit against … for hir hurdome with Mairtein Cvbeisoun
Ib. 151. a1650 Row 89. 1647 Kirkcaldy Presb. 308.
That David Tough … should be proceided aganest

10. tr. Of a judge or court or an officer: To execute, carry out (a legal procedure or legal action). 1431 Liber Melros II 522.
The qwilk brefe of inqueste … I gert procede and it seruyt and agayne retournit to the kyngis chapell
1497 Acta Conc. II 77.
David Pringill protestit that quhat ever the Lordis procedit agane him … suld turne him to na prejudice
1501–2 Ib. III 128.
[He] solemply protestit that quhat the Lordis procedit anent the landis … suld turne the sade James … til na prejudice
a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. clxxiii 45.
And ȝe that hes the lawe to leid … Ay forder iustice to proceid Indefferentlie Ȝour proces speid Helpe thame has neid

11. Of a legal procedure or a writ. a. intr. To take effect, be carried out; to go through the prescribed steps. 1386 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 8 (ii).
And assignet thareto Tewisday the xxi day of Auryll next for to caus his dome to procede and to be giffyn
1450 Liber Aberbr. II 77.
The saide bref to procede wythowtyn … langar delay
1471 Acta Aud. 12/2.
That the parliament may … gif thaire decrete … how the said mater … sall procede
1488 Dunferm. B. Rec. I 5.
That the bref of inquisicione purchest be Jonet Gerues [and others] … aucht to proced be caus the said breff was lauchtfully proclamyt
1557 Inverness Rec. I 10.
Efter lang proces proceding in the said caus
1570 Canongate Ct. Bk. 278.
The quhilk day in the terme walknit literatorie to proceid quhair it left in the actioun and caus persewit be Robert Lawsone
1582 St. A. Kirk S. 491.
And all utheris thingis requisite done … , mariage than to proceid, utherwyis nane
1609 Skene Reg. Maj. ii 61.
Ane assise may proceid agains ane man absent being lawfullie summoned
1625 Justiciary Cases I 30.
Ane warrande subscruit be my lord chancellor proceiding upone ane supplicatioun gevin in be the saidis defenderis

b. Freq. passive (quasi-tr.), without specification of the agent. 1471 Acta Aud. 16/1.
That the proces of the breif of richt purchest be Robert of Spens … tuiching the landis of Kittidy, procedit and led before the scheref of Fiff … is vnlachefully and vnorderly procedit
1484–5 Acta Conc. I *107/1. 1491 Ib. 197/1.
The said lettrez ar inordourly procedit … becaus [etc.]
1496–7 Ib. II 67.
That our saide soverane lordis letters procedit in this mater ar ordourely past
1497–8 Ib. 130.
Til bring … his bullis … that thai micht haf bene sene and considerit be thame how thai war procedit, with certeficacione … as efferis
1498 Ib. 260.
To bring … our soverane lordis letters … that thai micht be … considerit gif thai be procedit of justice or nocht
1498–9 Ib. 306.
That thair was ane perambulatioun procedit and past in this mater
1500 Ib. 438. 1522–3 Edinb. B. Rec. I 212. 1533 Inchcolm Chart. 66.
The said commissioun is … inordourlie procedit
1570–1 Canongate Ct. Bk. 301.
Quhatsoevir wer procedit in the proces of nonentrie … suld nocht preiudge thame
1576 Reg. Privy C. II 562. a1578 Pitsc. I 328/14.
This was forder proceidit conforme to the lordis desyre
1579 Reg. Privy C. III 181.
Findis the forme usit in setting of the said stent … to be ordourlie proceidit
1585 Ib. IV 9.
That nathing suld be procedit aganis hir
1622-6 Bisset I 228/7. Ib. 268/23.

c. Of an action: To be proceeded upon (sc. by the litigant). 1565 Instit. Ct. Sess. 6 a.
That all actionis … salbe procedit vpone befoir the iudge ordinare and nocht to cum befoir the lordis forsaidis

12. intr. To come forth, issue, as a stream or as air. Also transf. and fig. 1490 Irland Mir. I 81/17.
And of the sammyne syd of oure saluatoure Jhesu procedit the fontane of wattir in gret habundaunce
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxi 41.
Fra everilk mowth fair wirdis proceidis
1531 Bell. Boece II 206.
The aind proceding fra his vitale spreitis, schew his blude in dew proportioun with soft pulsis
transf. c1515 Asl. MS I 299/26.
Thre sillabis proceding of a mouth
fig. 1490 Irland Mir. I 152/1.
And furthe of this virginale wame and hevinly paradice procedit a gret and nobile fontane, hire blist sone Jhesus
Ib. II 21/1.
Fra the noble lord thai said that all gud thinge procedit

b. To issue or project (from). a1578 Pitsc. I 233/10.
And could not weill knaw … quhilk of the tua bodyis the legis and previe memberis proceidit

13. Of non-material things, as actions or qualities: To derive its (their) source, origin or cause (from etc.), to issue, arise, originate, emanate.With (1), cf. 3 above.(1) c1400 Troy-bk. ii 1018 (C).
And preyed to say hem hys entent Why the cause of such blame grevous Proceded [L. processit]
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 862.
Father, hov happinnit the mischance? … Quhow did proceid that transgressioun?
(2) c1400 Troy-bk. ii 1261.
Of wourschipe that proceded nought, But of traytoury
1456 Hay I 172/19.
Out of this covatis partis and procedis all vicis of this warld
a1500 Henr. Fab. (O.U.P.) 2437.
The hennis ar warkis that fra ferme faith proceidis
1490 Irland Mir. I 8/8.
Becaus this deductioune procedis of haly writ
Ib. 54/30.
Out of a foule consciens procedis all euill
1531 Bell. Boece II 493.
Uncertane quhidder the same procedit be softnes of his mind … or [etc.]
1549 Compl. 1/1.
The immortal gloir that procedis be the rycht lyne of vertu fra ȝour magnanime auansing of the public veil
Ib. 1/15.
The special cause of our afflictione hes procedit of thre vehement plagis
1550 Balcarres P. 311.
As to the thing that prosedes of honeste
1562-3 Winȝet I 68/2.
Praying the nobilis … to … treulie iuge our former caussis to proceid of na hatrent
c1568 Lauder Minor P. iii 110.
Except gude werks proceid out of our spreits
1572 Bann. Trans. 398.
Beistlie creweltie … proceading na doubt out of that … devillis … counsall of Trent
1582 Waus Corr. 256.
Quhilk procedit nocht altogidder of my negligens
1586 in Calderwood IV 564.
Seing the fault … proceedeth of this, that sindrie of the bishops have beene negligent
c1590 Fowler II 28/9.
Not sa mekil proceading of loue as of common custome
1594 Colville Lett. 108.
God give him grace to see from whence this malheure proceeds
1596 Dalr. I 92/11.
Quhairof proceidit that the les they war gyuen to … fleshlie pleisouris
Ib. 96 marg. Ib. II 466/10. 1600 Hamilton Facile Tr. 5.
From the haid proceidis baith mouing and feilling
1609 Rep. Hist. MSS Var. Coll. V 113.
Excuse my hemlines, vhilk procedis of love
1622-6 Bisset I 79/29.
Be the misknawlaige and ignorance of the samin lawes all misordoure … procedis
(3) c1400 Troy-bk. ii 838, 840.
How myght such wyckydnes proced Of so rytht felloune cruelte As now proceded is of thé
1535 Stewart 30838.
Of baith thair myndis it sould proceid and will As neidfull war withoutin ony enorme
c1540 Lynd. Syde Taillis 125.
The remanent proceidis of pryde And pryde proceidis of the deuill, Thus alway thay proceid of euill
1549 Compl. 22/31.
That the grite afflictione [of Pinkie] … hes procedit fra the maltalent of dame Fortoune
1551 Hamilton Cat. 40.
God, fra quhom na lesing may procede
1558-66 Knox II 392.
The quene regarded his wordis … to have been forged be otheris, and not to have proceaded from him self
a 1566 Inscription in Edinb. Castle (in P.H. Brown Early Trav. in Scotl. (1891) 246.)
Als grant o Lord quhat ever of hir proseed Be to thy glorie
1603 Philotus 438.
Of her, fra quhom proceidit hes my wound
1639 Spalding I 223.

b. Of a name: To take its derivation from (fra) (another name etc.). 16.. Hist. Kennedy 1.
Concerning thair name; it is out of all dout the same proceidit fra the nem Kennethe

c. Of a writ or a legal argument or accusation: To derive from (of), be founded upon.Cf. 11 above. 1497 Acta Conc. II 84.
Because that the twa last letters … procedit of the first letters purchest
1642 Strathbogie Presb. 31.
The elderis … protested that they saw no just ground therof, bot all proceided wpon the report of a foolish litle on

14. Of a calamity or injury: To be caused by or result from. 1556 Lauder Off. Kings 44.
For doutles throuch diuisioun Proceidis dissolatioun
1582 Coll. Aberd. & B. 353.
Ane … diseaiss in his ene proceiding be ane distellatioun out of the heid
1631 Justiciary Cases I 165.
Gif ony hurt was gottin be the persewer it proceidit of ane strugilling … and of ane fall gottin be the persewer
c 1696 Wemyss Corr. 156.
I houp Georges lousnes proceeds from teething

15. To be descended or born, to issue as heir or descendant (of or from the progenitor). 1533 Boece 187 b.
Quha war procedit of sobir blude suld [etc.]
a1538 Abell 76 a.
Rememorand of the prophice said to Banquho at kingis suld proceid of him
1596 Dalr. I 134/23.
Thir courteouris invyet quhen the successione proceidet nocht rycht furth frome the king

b. To succeed as heir. c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 19286.
That ȝoung Philip was haill His propir barne and his sone naturall For all law sayis … Thane naturallie proceidis adoptyve

16. In religious applications of preceding senses. 1490 Irland Mir. II 24/11.
And thocht the sone and the haly spreit proced fra the fader baith
Ib. 24/13 (see Processioun n. 2). c1510 Prester John 310 b.
To byg ane palece to the wark of the sone quhylk suld proced of hys seide
1513 Doug. x Prol. 38.
Quhilk souerane substans … Nowther generis, generat is, nor doith proceid
Ib. 45.
And all tyme of baith twa Procedis the Haly Gaist, equal in glor
Ib. 82.

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