Translation of "prosecution" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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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. 這些案件中有數宗是最後成功提起訴訟的。
Doctors guilty of neglect are liable to prosecution. 怠忽職守的醫生很可能會被起訴。
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. 他關於過失殺人罪的抗辯沒有被原告律師接受。
The prosecution alleged that he lured the officer to his death by making an emergency call. 原告律師宣稱他撥打報警電話,將那個警官誘入死地。

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 (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)