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
Examples of prosecution in a Sentence
I personally will be part of the prosecution team.
There is no theory of the prosecution, this is not a prosecution.
The more you dig in, the more the prosecution's case falls apart.
We are going to go to the hearing and hear what the (prosecution) has to say.
Facts in this case do not support the original charges, prosecution is untenable.
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