prosecution

  • 1 prosecution — pros·e·cu·tion /ˌprä si kyü shən/ n 1: the act or process of prosecuting; esp: the institution and carrying on of a criminal action involving the process of seeking formal charges against a person and pursuing those charges to final judgment 2:… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 prosecution — pros‧e‧cu‧tion [ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːʆn ǁ ˌprɑː ] noun [countable, uncountable] LAW 1. the process or act of bringing a charge against someone for a crime, or of being judged for a crime in a court of law: • The evidence is now sufficient to bring a… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Prosecution — Pros e*cu tion, n. [L. prosecutio a following.] 1. The act or process of prosecuting, or of endeavoring to gain or accomplish something; pursuit by efforts of body or mind; as, the prosecution of a scheme, plan, design, or undertaking; the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 prosecution — 1560s, from M.Fr. prosecution (late 13c.) or directly from L.L. prosecutionem, noun of action from prosequi (see PROSECUTE (Cf. prosecute)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 prosecution — ► NOUN 1) the prosecuting of someone in respect of a criminal charge. 2) (the prosecution) (treated as sing. or pl. ) the party prosecuting someone in a lawsuit. 3) the continuation of a course of action …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 Prosecution — (v. lat.), 1) Verfolgung, gerichtliche Belangung; 2) Fort , Durchsetzung; Prosecutio remedii, die Fortsetzung eines Rechtsmittels …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 7 Prosecution — (engl., spr. proßekjūsch n), die Verfolgung eines Verbrechers vor Gericht, die Kriminalanklage, die gewöhnlich entweder im Weg eines indictment (s. d.) oder im Weg eines presentment geschieht. Unter letzterm versteht man die Anklage von seiten… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 Prosecution — Prosecution, lat. dtsch., Fortsetzung; Verfolgung; gerichtliches Belangen …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 9 prosecution — [präs΄ə kyo͞o′shən] n. [ML prosecutio < LL, a following < L prosecutus: see PROSECUTE] 1. a prosecuting, or following up 2. a) the conducting of criminal proceedings in court against a person b) the conducting of any lawsuit 3. the State as …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 prosecution — noun 1 trying to prove sb s guilt in court ADJECTIVE ▪ criminal, federal (AmE), private (BrE) ▪ successful ▪ possible ▪ He faces possible prosecution …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 prosecution — n. 1) to conduct a prosecution 2) to face prosecution 3) a vigorous prosecution 4) criminal prosecution 5) prosecution for 6) (misc.) subject to (criminal) prosecution * * * [ˌprɒsɪ kjuːʃ(ə)n] (misc.) subject to (criminal) prosecution a vigorous… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 prosecution — pros|e|cu|tion W3 [ˌprɔsıˈkju:ʃən US ˌpra: ] n 1.) [U and C] when a charge is made against someone for a crime, or when someone is judged for a crime in a court of law ▪ a criminal prosecution prosecution for ▪ Walters could face prosecution for… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 prosecution */ — UK [ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌprɑsɪˈkjuʃ(ə)n] noun Word forms prosecution : singular prosecution plural prosecutions 1) a) [countable/uncountable] the process or act of accusing someone of a crime and asking a court of law to judge them He could… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 prosecution — pros|e|cu|tion [ ,prası kjuʃn ] noun * 1. ) count or uncount the process or act of accusing someone of a crime and asking a court of law to judge them: He could face prosecution over the incident. escape prosecution: She narrowly escaped… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 prosecution — noun 1 (C, U) the process or act of bringing a charge against someone for a crime, or of being judged for a crime in a court of law: The evidence is not sufficient to bring a prosecution against him. | I want immunity from prosecution before I… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 prosecution — A criminal action; a proceeding instituted and carried on by due course of law, before a competent tribunal, for the purpose of determining the guilt or innocence of a person charged with crime. U. S. v. Reisinger, 128 U.S. 398, 9 S.Ct. 99, 32… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 17 prosecution — [[t]prɒ̱sɪkju͟ːʃ(ə)n[/t]] ♦♦♦ prosecutions 1) N VAR: usu N of n Prosecution is the action of charging someone with a crime and putting them on trial. Yesterday the head of government called for the prosecution of those responsible for the deaths …

    English dictionary

  • 18 prosecution — n. 1 a the institution and carrying on of a criminal charge in a court. b the carrying on of legal proceedings against a person. c the prosecuting party in a court case (the prosecution denied this). 2 the act or an instance of prosecuting (met… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 prosecution — /pros i kyooh sheuhn/, n. 1. Law. a. the institution and carrying on of legal proceedings against a person. b. the body of officials by whom such proceedings are instituted and carried on. 2. the following up of something undertaken or begun,… …

    Universalium

  • 20 prosecution — noun /ˌpɹɑ.səˈkju.ʃən/ a) The act of prosecuting a scheme or endeavor. The prosecution of the war fell to Winston Churchill. b) The institution of legal proceedings (particularly criminal) against a person. See Also: persecution, prosecute,… …

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