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prosecute

Legal Definition of prosecute

Verb

  1. To bring judicial proceedings against a person and to administer them until the conclusion of the court proceedings. Lawyers are hired by the government to administer the prosecution of criminal charges in the courts.

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Definition of prosecute

Etymology

    From Latin prōsecūtus, perfect participle of prōsequor.

Verb

prosecute (third-person singular simple present prosecutes, present participle prosecuting, simple past and past participle prosecuted)

  1. (transitive, law) To start civil or criminal proceedings against.
  2. (transitive, law) To charge, try.
  3. (transitive) To pursue something to the end.

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