Simple Definition of prosecution
: 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
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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.
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Rhymes with prosecution
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PROSECUTION Defined for Kids
Definition of prosecution
1 : the act of carrying on a legal action against a person accused of a crime in court
2 : the lawyers in a criminal case trying to prove that the accused person is guilty <The prosecution will try to prove it was murder.>
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