- IPA: /ˌpɹɑ.səˈkju.ʃən/
- The act of prosecuting a scheme or endeavor.
- The prosecution of the war fell to Winston Churchill.
- (legal) The institution of legal proceedings (particularly criminal) against a person.
- 1892, Walter Besant, “Prologue: Who is Edmund Gray?”, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], OCLC 16832619 ↗:
- Such a scandal as the prosecution of a brother for forgery—with a verdict of guilty—is a most truly horrible, deplorable, fatal thing. It takes the respectability out of a family perhaps at a critical moment, when the family is just assuming the robes of respectability: […] it is a black spot which all the soaps ever advertised could never wash off.
- (legal) The prosecuting party.
- French: parquet
- German: Strafverfolgung, Rechtsverfolgung, strafrechtliche Verfolgung, Anklage, Verfolgung, Betreibung
- Spanish: procesamiento
- French: vindicte
- German: Anklagebehörde, Anklage, Staatsanwaltschaft, Anklagevertretung
- Spanish: acusación, fiscalía