the prosecution

Definition of 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

Word by Word Definitions

prosecution play
  1. : the act or process of prosecuting

  2. : the party by whom criminal proceedings are instituted or conducted

  3. : pursuit


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