non-prosecution

prosecution

[pros-i-kyoo-shuhn]
noun
1.
Law.
a.
the institution and carrying on of legal proceedings against a person.
b.
the body of officials by whom such proceedings are instituted and carried on.
2.
the following up of something undertaken or begun, usually to its completion.

Origin:
1555–65; < Late Latin prōsecūtiōn- (stem of prōsecūtiō) a following up. See prosecute, -ion

nonprosecution, noun
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prosecution (ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of prosecuting or the state of being prosecuted
2.  a.  the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a person
 b.  the proceedings brought in the name of the Crown to put an accused on trial
3.  Compare defence the lawyers acting for the Crown to put the case against a person
4.  the following up or carrying on of something begun, esp with a view to its accomplishment or completion

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