prosecution


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pros·e·cu·tion

 (prŏs′ĭ-kyo͞o′shən)
n.
1. The act of prosecuting.
2. The institution and conduct of a legal proceeding: risked prosecution by breaking the law.

prosecution

(ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːʃən)
n
1. the act of prosecuting or the state of being prosecuted
2. (Law)
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. (Law) the lawyers acting for the Crown to put the case against a person. Compare defence6
4. the following up or carrying on of something begun, esp with a view to its accomplishment or completion

pros•e•cu•tion

(ˌprɒs ɪˈkyu ʃən)

n.
1.
a. the institution and carrying on of legal proceedings against a person.
b. the officials who institute and conduct such proceedings.
2. the following up of something undertaken or begun, usu. to its completion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prosecution - the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behaviorprosecution - the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
action at law, legal action, action - a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong
trial - (law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law; "he had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty"; "most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial"
double jeopardy - the 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
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
demurrer, denial, defence, defense - a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense"
2.prosecution - the lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
defense lawyers, defense team, defence, defense - the defendant and his legal advisors collectively; "the defense called for a mistrial"
3.prosecution - the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion
continuance, continuation - the act of continuing an activity without interruption

prosecution

noun trial, trying the prosecution of those responsible

prosecution

noun
The act of beginning and carrying through to completion:
Translations
المُدَّعي، مُحامي الإدِّعاءمُقاضاه
obžalobažalobce
anklagemyndighedanklagersagsanlæg
bûnvádi eljárás
málsóknsækjandi
davadavacıiddia makamıkovuşturma

prosecution

[ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːʃən]
A. N
1. (Jur) (= act, proceedings) → proceso m, juicio m; (in court) (= case, side) → acusación f
counsel for the prosecutionfiscal mf
to bring or start a prosecution against sbentablar juicio or una acción judicial contra algn
2. (frm) (= furtherance) → prosecución f
in the prosecution of his dutyen el cumplimiento de su deber
B. CPD prosecution witness Ntestigo mf de cargo

prosecution

[ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːʃən]
n
(= legal action) → poursuites fpl judiciaires
the prosecution of sb → des poursuites judiciaires contre qn
(= prosecuting lawyers) the prosecution → le ministère public
modif [counsel, lawyer,] → du ministère publique; [witness] → à charge prosecution caseprosecution case nréquisitoire m

prosecution

n
(Jur: = act of prosecuting) → strafrechtliche Verfolgung; (in court: = case, side) → Anklage f(for wegen); (the) counsel for the prosecutiondie Anklage(vertretung), der Vertreter/die Vertreterin der Anklage; witness for the prosecutionZeuge m/Zeugin fder Anklage, Belastungszeuge m/-zeugin f
(form: = carrying on) (of inquiry, campaign etc)Durchführung f; (of claim)Weiterverfolgung f

prosecution

[ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːʃn] n (Law) (act, proceedings) → azione f giudiziaria; (accusing side) → accusa
witness for the prosecution → testimone per l'accusa
the prosecution → il pubblico ministero

prosecute

(ˈprosikjuːt) verb
to bring a legal action against. He was prosecuted for theft.
ˌproseˈcution noun
1. (an) act of prosecuting or process of being prosecuted. He faces prosecution for drunken driving; There are numerous prosecutions for this offence every year.
2. the person/people bringing a legal action, including the lawyer(s) representing them. First the prosecution stated its case, then the defence.
prosecutor noun
The civil servant who brings legal action.
References in classic literature ?
And in the first place, you will be so good as to unsay that story about selling his head, which if true I take to be good evidence that this harpooneer is stark mad, and I've no idea of sleeping with a madman; and you, sir, you I mean, landlord, you, sir, by trying to induce me to do so knowingly, would thereby render yourself liable to a criminal prosecution.
May it please the court, the claim given the front place, the claim most persistently urged, the claim most strenuously and I may even say aggressively and defiantly insisted upon by the prosecution is this--that the person whose hand left the bloodstained fingerprints upon the handle of the Indian knife is the person who committed the murder.
After some further ques- tioning, counsel for the prosecution said:
Margaret returned, and the family were again all restored to each other, again quietly settled at the cottage; and if not pursuing their usual studies with quite so much vigour as when they first came to Barton, at least planning a vigorous prosecution of them in future.
That, these lists could not be proved to be in the prisoner's handwriting; but that it was all the same; that, indeed, it was rather the better for the prosecution, as showing the prisoner to be artful in his precautions.
When the prosecution opened and the evidence was put short, aforehand, I noticed how heavy it all bore on me, and how light on him.
Any resort to legal measures for ascertaining the culprit was contrary to the principles of the church in Lantern Yard, according to which prosecution was forbidden to Christians, even had the case held less scandal to the community.
It frequently happens that the relations of the criminal are for taking the like vengeance for his death, and sometimes pursue this resolution so far that all those who had any share in the prosecution lose their lives.
All hailed Don Quixote as victor, but the greater number were vexed and disappointed at finding that the combatants they had been so anxiously waiting for had not battered one another to pieces, just as the boys are disappointed when the man they are waiting to see hanged does not come out, because the prosecution or the court has pardoned him.
The same man, stimulated by private pique against the MEGARENSIANS,[2] another nation of Greece, or to avoid a prosecution with which he was threatened as an accomplice of a supposed theft of the statuary Phidias,[3] or to get rid of the accusations prepared to be brought against him for dissipating the funds of the state in the purchase of popularity,[4] or from a combination of all these causes, was the primitive author of that famous and fatal war, distinguished in the Grecian annals by the name of the PELOPONNESIAN war; which, after various vicissitudes, intermissions, and renewals, terminated in the ruin of the Athenian commonwealth.
It is only a few of the scions of our noblest and wealthiest houses, who are able to give the time and money necessary for the thorough prosecution of this noble and valuable Art.
D'Artagnan looked with stupefaction at a man who thus employed the unlimited power with which he was clothed by the confidence of a king in the prosecution of his intrigues.