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"prosecution" in British English

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prosecutionnoun

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. Doctors guilty of neglect are liable to prosecution.
the prosecution [S, + sing/pl verb]

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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. The prosecution alleged that he lured the officer to his death by making an emergency call.

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  • prosecution noun (ACTIVITIES)

[U] formal the act of taking part in a planned set of activities, especially a war
(Definition of prosecution from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prosecution" in American English

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prosecutionnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌprɑs·ɪˈkju·ʃən/
the act of officially accusing someone of committing an illegal act, esp. by bringing a case against that person in a court of law: [U] She was granted full immunity from prosecution by the state in return for her testimony.
law The prosecution refers to the lawyers in a trial who try to prove that a person accused of committing a crime is guilty of that crime.
(Definition of prosecution from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"prosecution" in Business English

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prosecutionnoun

uk   us   /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.
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(Definition of prosecution from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prosecution”
in Arabic مُحاكَمة…
in Korean 기소…
in Portuguese processo criminal…
in Catalan processament, enjudiciament…
in Japanese 起訴, 訴訟…
in Chinese (Simplified) 法律, (被)起诉, (被)检举…
in Turkish kovuşturma…
in Russian судебное преследование…
in Chinese (Traditional) 法律, (被)起訴, (被)檢舉…
in Italian processo penale…
in Polish oskarżenie…
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