1. The proceedings in any action or prosecution <due process of law>.
1. A series of actions, motions, or occurrences; progressive act or transaction; continuous operation or treatment; a method of operation or treatment. Martin v Minerals Separation North American Corporation (DC Md) 29 F Supp 146.
2. In a broad sense, all of the acts of the court from the beginning to the end of an action or proceeding. Blair v Maxbass Secur. Bank, 44 ND 12, 176 NW 98.
5. The means by which the purposes of the law may be applied and executed as between private litigants or as between the state and an accused. In a technical sense, the means of compelling a defendant to appear in court, whether in a civil or criminal case. A writ, warrant of arrest, or other means of subjecting person or property to the jurisdiction of the court. 42 Am J1st Proc § 2.
See due process of law; service of process.
1. In a broad sense, all of the acts of a court from the beginning to the end of an action or proceeding; the means by which the law is applied and carried out.
2. In a technical sense, the means of compelling a defendant to appear in court in a civil case. EXAMPLES: a summons; a writ; a warrant.
3. In a criminal case involving a petty offense or an infraction (EXAMPLES: littering; a traffic violation), the means of compelling a defendant to appear in court, used as an alternative to arrest (EXAMPLE: a citation).
4. A series of actions or occurrences; a progressive transaction; a continuous operation.
See abuse of process; actual service of process; constructive service of process; compulsory process; foreign service of process; malicious abuse of process; malicious use of process; mesne process; original process; personal service of process; service of process; substituted service of process; trustee process; void process. 
Not Directly Related to Court Proceedings:
1. A method of producing something from raw material. Producing by chemical action, by the operation or application of some element or power of nature, or by adding one substance to another. Corning v Burden (US) 15 How 252, 267, 14 L Ed 683, 690.
2. In patent law, a manner of treatment of certain materials to produce a given result; an act or series of acts performed upon the subject matter to transform and reduce it to a different state or thing. Cochrane v Deener, 94 US 780, 24 L Ed 139. 
1. In patent law, an act or series of acts performed upon matter to transform and reduce it to a different state or thing.
2. A method of producing something from raw material by applying additional elements or ingredients. 
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: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949). Edited by William S. Anderson. © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY. Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931
: 1 Joseph Chitty, A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law 338 (2d ed. 1826)
: 72 C.J.S. Process 5 2, at 589 (1987).
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