What does prosecution mean?

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

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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


  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 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

  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.]

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

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How to say prosecution in sign language?

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  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. District Attorney Dan May:

    I personally will be part of the prosecution team.

  2. Trey Gowdy:

    There is no theory of the prosecution, this is not a prosecution.

  3. Michael Schachter:

    The more you dig in, the more the prosecution's case falls apart.

  4. Robert Ridge:

    We are going to go to the hearing and hear what the (prosecution) has to say.

  5. John McCarthy:

    Facts in this case do not support the original charges, prosecution is untenable.

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