pros·e·cu·tion /ˌprä-si-'kyü-shən/ n1: 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
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
(criminal thai) noun
action, bringing to trial, legal action, legal process, legal trial, litigation, pursuit by a law enforcement agency, suit, trial, undertaking
associated concepts: criminal prosecution, lawful prosecution, pending prosecution, want of prosecution
(government agency) noun
the government, the people, the prosecuting attorney, the state, state's attorney
associated concepts: the prosecution
action (proceeding), arraignment, complainant, complaint, cross-examination, proceeding, prosecutor, pursuit (chase)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
Criminal law is the contravention of rules imposed by the Crown. It is imposed by way of fines, imprisonment or other sanctions by the Crown or its various agencies which are given powers to prosecute under legislation; e.g. local authority trading standards officers (products), the Health and Safety Executive (workplace safety) and the Environment Agency.
Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.
n.The act of prosecuting; the party prosecuting a case; a criminal action.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
1) In criminal law, the government attorney charging and trying the case against a person accused of a crime.2) A common term for the government's side in a criminal case, as in "The prosecution will present five witnesses," or "The prosecution rests" (completed its case).Category: Criminal LawCategory: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
n. A pursuing of a lawsuit or a criminal trial; the party pursuing a public defender criminal prosecution; the carrying out of any activity or plan.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
n.1) in criminal law, the government attorney charging and trying the case against a person accused of a crime.2) a common term for the government's side in a criminal case, as in "the prosecution will present five witnesses" or "the prosecution rests" (has completed its case).
Law dictionary. EdwART. 2013.
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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
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