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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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
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