Definition of prosecution
From Late Latin prōsecutio < Latin prōsequor (“follow, pursue”) < pro- (“onward”) + sequor (“follow”) (English sequel). See more at prosecute.
prosecution (plural prosecutions)
- The act of prosecuting a scheme or endeavor.
The prosecution of the war fell to Winston Churchill.
- (law) The institution of legal proceedings (particularly criminal) against a person.
- (law) The prosecuting party.
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