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Noun: prosecution  ,pró-si'kyoo-shun
  1. (law) the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behaviour
    - criminal prosecution
     
  2. The lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant
     
  3. The continuance of something begun with a view to its completion
    - pursuance

Derived forms: prosecutions

Type of: accumulation, action, action at law, aggregation, assemblage, collection, continuance, continuation, legal action

Antonym: defense [US]

Part of: trial

Encyclopedia: Prosecution