Definitions for Prosecutionˌprɒs ɪˈkyu ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pros•e•cu•tionˌprɒs ɪˈkyu ʃən(n.)
the institution and carrying on of legal proceedings against a person. the officials who institute and conduct such proceedings.
the following up of something undertaken or begun, usu. to its completion.
prosecution, criminal prosecution(noun)
the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
the lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant
the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
prosecutionˌprɒs ɪˈkyu ʃən
the process of prosecuting
the prosecution of people who cannot pay their loans
The act of prosecuting a scheme or endeavor.
The prosecution of the war fell to Winston Churchill.
The institution of legal proceedings (particularly criminal) against a person.
The prosecuting party.
Origin: From prosecutio, from prosequor, from pro- + sequor (English sequel). Compare persecution, and see more at prosecute.
the act or process of prosecuting, or of endeavoring to gain or accomplish something; pursuit by efforts of body or mind; as, the prosecution of a scheme, plan, design, or undertaking; the prosecution of war
the institution and carrying on of a suit in a court of law or equity, to obtain some right, or to redress and punish some wrong; the carrying on of a judicial proceeding in behalf of a complaining party, as distinguished from defense
the institution, or commencement, and continuance of a criminal suit; the process of exhibiting formal charges against an offender before a legal tribunal, and pursuing them to final judgment on behalf of the state or government, as by indictment or information
the party by whom criminal proceedings are instituted
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Prosecution' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4284
Rank popularity for the word 'Prosecution' in Nouns Frequency: #1535
Translations for Prosecution
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(an) act of prosecuting or process of being prosecuted
He faces prosecution for drunken driving; There are numerous prosecutions for this offence every year.
- съдебно преследванеBulgarian
- acusaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- strafrechtliche VerfolgungGerman
- ποινική δίωξη, μήνυσηGreek
- proceso, juicio; acusaciónSpanish
- تعقیب قانونی؛ شکایتFarsi
- poursuites judiciairesFrench
- תְּביעָה לְדִיןHebrew
- bűnvádi eljárásHungarian
- procedimento giudiziario, processoItalian
- patraukimas baudžiamojon atsakomybėn, baudžiamasis persekiojimasLithuanian
- apsūdzība; lietas ierosināšanaLatvian
- membuat dakwaanMalay
- gerechtelijke vervolgingDutch
- rettslig påtaleNorwegian
- sprawa sądowaPolish
- تعقیب قانونی؛ شکایتPersian
- قانونى څيړنهPashto
- urmărire judiciarăRomanian
- предъявление иска; судебное преследованиеRussian
- gonjenje sudskim putemSerbian
- kovuşturma, davaTurkish
- 起訴，檢舉Chinese (Trad.)
- судове переслідуванняUkrainian
- sự truy tốVietnamese
- 起诉，检举Chinese (Simp.)
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