prosecutionnounuk /ˌprɒs.ɪˈkjuː.ʃən/ us /ˌprɑː.sɪ-/
prosecution noun (LEGAL)
- 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.