prosecution

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Definition/MeaningWord/Phrase
fugitive who runs away and hides to avoid arrest or prosecution absconder
immunity from government prosecution amnesty
legal action to protect a private civil right or to compel a civil remedy (as distinguished from criminal prosecution) civil action
prosecution of a defendant for a criminal offense for which he has already been tried; prohibited in the fifth amendment to the United States Constitution double jeopardy
immunity from foreign government's prosecution extraterritoriality
amendment to the Constitution of the United States that imposes restrictions on the government's prosecution of persons accused of crimes; mandates due process of law and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy; requires just compensation if priv Fifth Amendment
commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury oath , swearing
evidence for the prosecution in criminal proceedings state's evidence
crime, time limit for prosecution or legal action for statute of limitations
broader form of use immunity that also protects the witness from any prosecution brought about relating to transactions to which they gave testimony transactional immunity
extraordinary power exercised (usually by the executive branch) in the prosecution of a war and involving an extension of the powers that the government normally has in peacetime war power
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