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prosecution

noun (LEGAL)    /ˌprɒs.ɪˈkjuː.ʃən/ US  /ˌprɑː.sɪ-/
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.Taking legal action the prosecution [S, + sing/pl verb] UK C2 the lawyers in a trial who try to prove that a person accused of committing a crime is guilty of that 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.Lawyers and legal officials
(Definition of prosecution noun (LEGAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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