HyperDic: prosecution

English > 3 senses of the word prosecution:
NOUNactprosecution, criminal prosecutionthe institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
groupprosecutionthe lawyers acting for the state / state to put the case against the defendant
actprosecution, pursuancethe continuance of something begun with a view to its completion
prosecution > pronunciation
Soundspraa.sahkyuw'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > prosecution: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior.
Synonymcriminal prosecution
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
Verbsprosecutebring a criminal action against (in a trial)
prosecuteconduct a prosecution in a court of law
English > prosecution: 3 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningThe lawyers acting for the state / state to put the case against the defendant.
Broadercollection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblageSeveral things grouped together or considered as a whole
Oppositedefense, defence, defense team, defense lawyersThe defendant and his legal advisors collectively
English > prosecution: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe continuance of something begun with a view to its completion.
Synonympursuance
Broadercontinuance, continuationThe act of continuing an activity without interruption
Verbsprosecutecarry out or participate in an activity

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