Etymology
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proceeds (n.)

"results, profits, sum derived from the sale of goods," 1660s (in singular form from 1640s), from proceed (v.) on the notion of "that which proceeds" or occurs from some possession or transaction.

updated on November 22, 2020

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Definitions of proceeds from WordNet

proceeds (n.)
the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property;
Synonyms: return / issue / take / takings / yield / payoff
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