the prosecution

Definition of the prosecution

  1. :  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

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  1. :  the act or process of prosecuting

    :  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


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