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 prosecution called their first witness.
The defense told the jury that the prosecution had not proved its case.
often used before another noun
prosecution attorneys/lawyers

Examples of the prosecution in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Much of the prosecution’s case was built on Veltman’s own words. Amanda Coletta, Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2023 The defense said the prosecution took Mattingly and Etherton's statements out of context and didn't have the necessary evidence to claim there was a pause between Hankison's fellow officers' shots and his own gunfire, according to court transcripts. Tesfaye Negussie, ABC News, 16 Nov. 2023 But before then, Judge Ural Glanville must decide on whether the jury can hear his lyrics as part of the prosecution’s case. Bill Donahue, Billboard, 9 Nov. 2023 Following her felony convictions, Nelson-Koch was released into the community to await sentencing, over the prosecution’s objection. Kc Baker, Peoplemag, 3 Nov. 2023 Yet Eric’s contradiction to his own deposition also shines a light on the prosecution’s strategy, which has been able to question the brother’s credibility without outright calling him a liar. Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling, The New Republic, 2 Nov. 2023 If successful, California Attorney General Rob Bonta’s Office would take over the prosecution. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Nov. 2023 After a lunch break, the prosecution scored more legal points. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 7 Nov. 2023 The defense tried to downplay the prosecution's characterization of lavish spending, making Yedidia testify that Bankman-Fried drove a Toyota Corolla, did not own a yacht and slept on a beanbag chair in the Bahamas. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 1 Nov. 2023 See More

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“The prosecution.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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