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prosecution

noun
 
 
/ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːʃən/ LAW
[C or U] the process of officially accusing someone in a court of law of committing a crime: face prosecution (for sth) The company faces prosecution for breaches of safety regulations.bring a prosecution against sb They decided to bring a private prosecution against the boy's alleged killers.
[S] ( also the prosecution) the lawyers who try to prove that a person accused of committing a crime is guilty: The prosecution claims that the company tried to mislead investigators by lying under oath.
→  Compare defence
Translations of “prosecution”
in Korean 기소…
in Arabic مُحاكَمة…
in Portuguese processo criminal…
in Catalan processament, enjudiciament…
in Japanese 起訴, 訴訟…
in Italian processo penale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 法律, (被)起訴, (被)檢舉…
in Russian судебное преследование…
in Turkish kovuşturma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 法律, (被)起诉, (被)检举…
in Polish oskarżenie…
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