procedure etymology

English word procedure comes from Latin cedere, Latin pro, French -ure (Used to form nouns describing the result of an action.), Latin pro-, Old French (842-ca. 1400) procedure (Procedure (particular method for performing a task).)

Detailed word origin of procedure

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cedere Latin (lat)
pro Latin (lat) About. According to. As befitting. As, like. Before. For. In front, instead of. On behalf of.
-ure French (fra) Used to form nouns describing the result of an action.
pro- Latin (lat) (prefixed to verbs of utterance) in place of, on behalf of. (temporally) prior, fore-. Action directed forward or in front. Advantage. Bringing into being, forth, or into the open. Downward and forward movement. Forward direction, forward movement. Prominence.
procedure Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Procedure (particular method for performing a task).
procedo Latin (lat) I proceed, advance, appear.
procédure French (fra) Procedure.
procedure English (eng) (computing) A subroutine or function coded to perform a specific task.. (medicine) A surgical operation.. (obsolete) That which results; issue; product.. (uncountable) The set of established forms or methods of an organized body for accomplishing a certain task or tasks.. A particular method for performing a task.. A series of small tasks or steps taken to accomplish an end.. The steps taken [...]

Words with the same origin as procedure

Descendants of cedere
ancestor ancestral proceed process processed procession recess recession success successful succession
Descendants of pro
purchase pure purpose
Descendants of -ure
infrastructure injury signature
Descendants of pro-
pro produce product production profession professional professor profit progress project promotion proposal propose prosecution prosecutor protect protection protective provide pursue young youth