HyperDic: criminal_prosecution

English > 1 sense of the expression criminal prosecution:
NOUNactcriminal prosecution, prosecutionthe institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
English > criminal prosecution: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior.
Synonymprosecution
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Part oftrial(law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law
Narrowerdouble jeopardyThe prosecution of a defendant for a criminal offense for which he has already been tried
Broaderlegal action, action, action at lawA judicial proceeding brought by one party against another
Oppositedefense, defence, denial, demurrerA defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
Spanishcausa, juicio, proceso
Catalancausa, procés

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