Prosecution Definition

prŏsĭ-kyo͝oshən
prosecutions
noun
prosecutions
A prosecuting, or following up.
Webster's New World
The conducting of criminal proceedings in court against a person.
Webster's New World
The conducting of any lawsuit.
Webster's New World
The State as the party that institutes and carries on criminal proceedings in court.
Webster's New World
A pursuing of a lawsuit or a criminal trial; the party pursuing a criminal prosecution; the carrying out of any activity or plan.
Webster's New World Law
Antonyms:
defense
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Other Word Forms of Prosecution

Noun

Singular:
prosecution
Plural:
prosecutions

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.

    From Wiktionary

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