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prosecution

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Definition of prosecution

Etymology

    From Late Latin prōsecutio < Latin prōsequor (“follow, pursue”) < pro- (“onward”) + sequor (“follow”) (English sequel). See more at prosecute.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˌpɹɑ.səˈkju.ʃən/

Noun

prosecution (plural prosecutions)

  1. The act of prosecuting a scheme or endeavor.

    The prosecution of the war fell to Winston Churchill.

  2. (law) The institution of legal proceedings (particularly criminal) against a person.
  3. (law) The prosecuting party.

References:

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