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
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
Origin: [L. prosecutio a following.]
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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
The numerical value of Prosecution in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Prosecution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is no theory of the prosecution, this is not a prosecution.
I really believe we will have a prosecution, yes, will the suspect be arrested and handed over for prosecution? That is more difficult to answer.
China's fight against corruption focuses on prosecution, a very top-down way of fighting corruption, the whole campaign of catching 'tigers' and 'flies,' and from this summer the 'foxhunt' (the worldwide operation to track down fugitive officials) they all talk about prosecution, punishing people.
The prosecution now has a more difficult case in convincing a jury, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Aaron Hernandez murdered Odin Lloyd, while there remains incriminating evidence, such as video of Hernandez the night of the murder and an inexplicable use of a cleaning service at Hernandez's home, the loss of Odin Lloyd's text messages is a significant blow to the prosecution.
...Violence toward a U.S. citizen - like those who have been cruelly murdered by ISIS – could potentially provide jurisdiction for U.S. prosecution. If individuals can be identified who knowingly made oil purchases funding the terrorist agenda of ISIS, those individuals might be considered for very serious federal crimes, even though there could be complicated issues of arrest and extradition.
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