Translation of "prosecution" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

See all translations


uk /ˌprɒs.ɪˈkjuː.ʃən/ us /ˌprɑː.səˈkjuː.ʃən/

prosecution noun (LEGAL)

C2 [ C or U ] the act of prosecuting someone

A number of the cases have resulted in successful prosecution. 这些案件中有数起最终成功提起诉讼。
Doctors guilty of neglect are liable to prosecution. 玩忽职守的医生很可能会被起诉。
the prosecution [ S, + sing/pl verb ]

More examples

  • The prosecution has to establish his guilt beyond reasonable doubt.
  • Her lawyer accused the prosecution of founding its case on insufficient evidence.
  • This afternoon the prosecution will call its star witness.
  • During the trial, the prosecution was accused of withholding crucial evidence from the defence.
  • The key witness for the prosecution was offered police protection after she received death threats.

C2 the lawyers in a court case who represent the side that accuses someone of committing a crime

His plea of guilty to manslaughter was not accepted by the prosecution. 他关于过失杀人罪的抗辩没有被原告律师接受。
The prosecution alleged that he lured the officer to his death by making an emergency call. 原告律师声称他拨打报警电话,将那个警官诱入死地。

More examples

  • The loophole has allowed hundreds of drink-drivers to avoid prosecution.
  • Those kids were lucky, they only narrowly escaped prosecution.

prosecution noun (ACTIVITIES)

[ U ] formal the act of taking part in a planned set of activities, especially a war


(Translation of “prosecution” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)