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Prosecution

Pros`e`cu´tion
n.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 prosecution of war.
Keeping a sharp eye on her domestics . . . in prosecution of their various duties.
- Sir W. Scott.
2.(Law) The institution and carrying on of a suit in a court of law or equity, to obtain some right, or to redress and punish some wrong; the carrying on of a judicial proceeding in behalf of a complaining party, as distinguished from defense.
Noun1.prosecution - the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
Antonyms:
demurrer, denial, defence, defense - a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense"
2.prosecution - the lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant
Antonyms:
defense lawyers, defense team, defence, defense - the defendant and his legal advisors collectively; "the defense called for a mistrial"
3.prosecution - the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion
Synonyms: pursuance

PROSECUTION, crim. law. The means adopted to bring a supposed offender to justice and punishment by due course of law.
     2. Prosecutions are carried on in the name of the government, and have for their principal object the security and happiness of the people in general. Hawk. B. 2, c. 25, s. 3; Bac. Ab. Indictment, A 3.
     3. The modes most usually employed to carry them on, are by indictment; 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 132; presentment of a grand jury; Ibid. 133; coroner's inquest; Ibid. 134; and by an information. Vide Merl. Repert. mot Accusation.

accusal, accusation, accusing, action, allegation, allegement, arraignment, bill of particulars, blame, bringing of charges, bringing to book, carrying out, case, cause, cause in court, charge, chase, complaint, completion, count, delation, denouncement, denunciation, discharge, dogging, effectuation, enforcement, execution, follow, follow-up, following, fulfillment, hue and cry, hunting, impeachment, implication, imputation, indictment, information, innuendo, insinuation, judicial process, lawsuit, laying of charges, legal action, legal case, legal proceedings, legal process, legal remedy, litigation, observance, plaint, proceedings, pursuance, pursuing, pursuit, quest, reproach, searching, seeking, shadowing, stalking, suit, suit at law, taxing, tracking, tracking down, trailing, transaction, true bill, unspoken accusation, veiled accusation
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