prosecution
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˌpɹɑ.səˈkju.ʃən/
Noun

prosecution

  1. The act of prosecuting a scheme or endeavor.
    The prosecution of the war fell to Winston Churchill.
  2. (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.
  3. (legal) The prosecuting party.
Related terms Translations Translations


This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.006
Offline English dictionary