Prosecution meaning

prŏsĭ-kyo͝oshən
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The definition of a prosecution is a criminal court proceeding against someone.

An example of prosecution is a person getting arrested and going to court for armed robbery.

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The act of prosecuting.
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The institution and conduct of a legal proceeding.

Risked prosecution by breaking the law.

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The State as the party that institutes and carries on criminal proceedings in court.
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(law) The institution of legal proceedings (particularly criminal) against a person.
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A prosecuting, or following up.
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A pursuing of a lawsuit or a criminal trial; the party pursuing a criminal prosecution; the carrying out of any activity or plan.
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(law) The prosecuting party.
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The act of prosecuting a scheme or endeavor.

The prosecution of the war fell to Winston Churchill.

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Origin of prosecution

  • From Late Latin prōsecutio, from Latin prōsequor (“follow, pursue"), from pro- (“onward") + sequor (“follow") (English sequel). Compare persecution, and see more at prosecute.

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