- the institution and carrying on of legal proceedings against a person.
- the body of officials by whom such proceedings are instituted and carried on.
Origin of prosecution
OTHER WORDS FROM prosecutionnon·pros·e·cu·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for prosecution
It was unclear whether he was speaking on behalf of the Foreign Ministry or the Prosecution.Canadians in Egyptian Jail Might Be Under Suspicion For Film Footage |Jesse Rosenfeld |October 3, 2013 |DAILY BEAST
State appeals Olmert acquittal - Prosecution appeals former PM's acquittal in Rishon Tours and Talansky affairs.
The Harris County D.A.'s office won the Innocence Project of Texas' “Honesty and Integrity in Prosecution Award” last fall.
Instead, there was a general turning to the leaders of the Prosecution to note their attitude.
Prosecution objected, and by a vote of 20 to 29, the decision of the Chief Justice was overruled.
An expert witness on the side of the Prosecution, or any witness called by the Defense.The Roycroft Dictionary |Elbert Hubbard
He endeavored to force upon the Prosecution a contract of his own drawing.
Well, I think we won't call any witnesses, because then the Prosecution won't have a reply.
British Dictionary definitions for prosecution
- the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a person
- the proceedings brought in the name of the Crown to put an accused on trial