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prosecution

[pros-i-kyoo-shuh n] /ˌprɒs ɪˈkyu ʃən/
noun
1.
Law.
  1. the institution and carrying on of legal proceedings against a person.
  2. 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
1555-1565
1555-65; < Late Latin prōsecūtiōn- (stem of prōsecūtiō) a following up. See prosecute, -ion
Related forms
nonprosecution, noun
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Examples for prosecution
  • Also subsequent action by the prosecution service and the courts.
  • He should state unequivocally that he will not propose a law to render the head of state immune from criminal prosecution.
  • Of course the top officers lose their jobs and can be subject to criminal prosecution.
  • Another new technology made available with overtures of investigative purposes for criminal prosecution.
  • The prosecution may well try to have him answer to more.
  • But the lack does make the legal basis for prosecution kind of weak.
  • After hearing evidence from the prosecution and the defense, juries decide the facts.
  • The ratings agencies were given immunity from prosecution.
  • After eight years, it is finally batter up for the prosecution.
  • prosecution officials refused to comment on the report.
British Dictionary definitions for prosecution

prosecution

/ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːʃən/
noun
1.
the act of prosecuting or the state of being prosecuted
2.
  1. the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a person
  2. the proceedings brought in the name of the Crown to put an accused on trial
3.
the lawyers acting for the Crown to put the case against a person Compare defence (sense 6)
4.
the following up or carrying on of something begun, esp with a view to its accomplishment or completion
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