pros·e·cu·tion noun \ˌprä-si-ˈkyü-shən\
: the act or process of holding a trial against a person who is accused of a crime to see if that person is guilty
the prosecution : the side of a legal case which argues that a person who is accused of a crime is guilty : the lawyer or lawyers who prosecute someone in a court case
: the act of doing or continuing to do something
: the act or process of prosecuting; specifically : the institution and continuance of a criminal suit involving the process of pursuing formal charges against an offender to final judgment
: the party by whom criminal proceedings are instituted or conducted
Examples of PROSECUTION
- There has been an increase in prosecutions for gun-related crimes.
- The defendant is awaiting prosecution.
- The prosecution called their first witness.
- The prosecution rests, Your Honor.
- The defense told the jury that the prosecution had not proved its case.
First Known Use of PROSECUTION
Related to PROSECUTION
- accomplishment, achievement, discharge, enactment, execution, fulfillment (or fulfilment), implementation, performance, perpetration, commission, pursuance
- nonfulfillment, nonperformance
Rhymes with PROSECUTION
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