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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 ?
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
"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." Wilson paused, during several moments, to give impressiveness to what he was about to say, and then added tranquilly, "WE GRANT THAT CLAIM."
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.
If, on the one hand, it should be observed that the expenses incurred in the prosecution of the ambitious enterprises and vainglorious pursuits of a monarchy are not a proper standard by which to judge of those which might be necessary in a republic, it ought, on the other hand, to be remarked that there should be as great a disproportion between the profusion and extravagance of a wealthy kingdom in its domestic administration, and the frugality and economy which in that particular become the modest simplicity of republican government.
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.
He thought all these excursions a sheer loss of time, and was resolved to land at once, build a shelter for the reception of that part of his cargo destined for the use of the settlement, and, having cleared his ship of it and of his irksome shipmates, to depart upon the prosecution of his coasting voyage, according to orders.
A judge ought to prepare his way to a just sentence, as God useth to prepare his way, by raising valleys and taking down hills: so when there appeareth on either side an high hand, violent prosecution, cunning advantages taken, combination, power, great counsel, then is the virtue of a judge seen, to make inequality equal; that he may plant his judgment as upon an even ground.
For a few months I remained peaceably at home, in the quiet enjoyment of liberty and rest, and genuine friendship, from all of which I had fasted so long; and in the earnest prosecution of my studies, to recover what I had lost during my stay at Wellwood House, and to lay in new stores for future use.
A BOSS who had gone to Canada was taunted by a Citizen of Montreal with having fled to avoid prosecution.
After some further ques- tioning, counsel for the prosecution said:
It was observed that his clothing was wet in spots, as if (so the prosecution afterward pointed out) he had been removing blood-stains from it.
The gentleman who came to me proposed no such matter; he only said, taking me for Mr Fitzpatrick's wife, that, if Mr Jones had murdered my husband, I should be assisted with any money I wanted to carry on the prosecution, by a very worthy gentleman, who, he said, was well apprized what a villain I had to deal with.