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prosecutionnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌprɑs·ɪˈkju·ʃən/
the ​act of ​officiallyaccusing someone of ​committing an ​illegalact, esp. by ​bringing a ​case against that ​person in a ​court of ​law: [U] She was ​grantedfullimmunity 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 ​personaccused of ​committing a ​crime is ​guilty of that ​crime.
(Definition of prosecution from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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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 ​courtcase 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 ​emergencycall.

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  • prosecution noun (ACTIVITIES)

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

uk   us   /ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːʃən/ LAW
[C or U] the ​process of ​officiallyaccusing someone in a ​court of ​law of ​committing a ​crime: face prosecution (for sth) The ​company faces prosecution for ​breaches of ​safetyregulations.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 ​personaccused of ​committing a ​crime is guilty: The prosecution ​claims that the ​companytried to ​mislead investigators by lying under ​oath.
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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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