Definitions for Prosecutionˌprɒs ɪˈkyu ʃən

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. prosecution, criminal prosecution(noun)

    the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior

  2. prosecution(noun)

    the lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant

  3. pursuance, prosecution(noun)

    the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. prosecution(Noun)

    The act of prosecuting a scheme or endeavor.

    The prosecution of the war fell to Winston Churchill.

  2. prosecution(Noun)

    The institution of legal proceedings (particularly criminal) against a person.

  3. prosecution(Noun)

    The prosecuting party.

  4. Origin: From prosecutio, from prosequor, from pro- + sequor (English sequel). Compare persecution, and see more at prosecute.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Prosecution(noun)

    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

  2. Prosecution(noun)

    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

  3. Prosecution(noun)

    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

  4. Prosecution(noun)

    the party by whom criminal proceedings are instituted

  5. Origin: [L. prosecutio a following.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Prosecution' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4284

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Prosecution' in Nouns Frequency: #1535

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