What does prosecution mean?

Definitions for prosecution
ˌprɒs ɪˈkyu ʃənpros·e·cu·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word prosecution.

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  1. prosecution(Noun)

    The act of prosecuting a scheme or endeavor.

    The prosecution of the war fell to Winston Churchill.

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

  2. prosecution(Noun)

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

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

  3. prosecution(Noun)

    The prosecuting party.

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

Webster Dictionary

  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

    Etymology: [L. prosecutio a following.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. prosecutio a following.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. prosecutio a following.]

  4. Prosecution(noun)

    the party by whom criminal proceedings are instituted

    Etymology: [L. prosecutio a following.]

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce prosecution?

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How to say prosecution in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prosecution in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prosecution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of prosecution in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    There's a lot of talk about Biden's son, that Joe Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Joe Biden went around bragging that Joe Biden stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it... It sounds horrible to me.

  2. Judge Advocate Otto:

    The prosecution must prove its case beyond all reasonable doubt. If there is doubt, that doubt must be resolved for the accused.

  3. Chief Magistrate Graeme Henson:

    Suspicion, wild accusation, deficiencies in evidence cannot be translated into accepted truths simply because an agency of prosecution says so or a media who wants something to be true says it must be without due process.

  4. Donald Trump:

    It took guts for Director Comey to make the move that Director Comey made in light of the kind of opposition Director Comey had where they're trying to protect her from criminal prosecution, you know that. It took a lot of guts.

  5. David Jaros:

    I have a feeling that the prosecution sees this as a closer loss than they might have expected and, if they're not emboldened, I think they're going forward with the case against Officer Goodson relatively unchanged.

Images & Illustrations of prosecution

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