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prosecution

noun [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.
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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