Prosecution

Definition of Prosecution

Pros`e`cu´tion
n.1.The act or process of prosecuting, or of endeavoring to gain or accomplish something; pursuit by efforts of body or mind; as, the prosecution of a scheme, plan, design, or undertaking; the prosecution of war.
Keeping a sharp eye on her domestics . . . in prosecution of their various duties.
- Sir W. Scott.
2.(Law) The institution and carrying on of a suit in a court of law or equity, to obtain some right, or to redress and punish some wrong; the carrying on of a judicial proceeding in behalf of a complaining party, as distinguished from defense.

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accusal, accusation, accusing, action, allegation, allegement, arraignment, bill of particulars, blame, bringing of charges, bringing to book, carrying out, case, cause, cause in court, charge, chase, complaint, completion, count, delation, denouncement, denunciation, discharge, dogging, effectuation, enforcement, execution, follow, follow-up, following, fulfillment, hue and cry, hunting, impeachment, implication, imputation, indictment, information, innuendo, insinuation, judicial process, lawsuit, laying of charges, legal action, legal case, legal proceedings, legal process, legal remedy, litigation, observance, plaint, proceedings, pursuance, pursuing, pursuit, quest, reproach, searching, seeking, shadowing, stalking, suit, suit at law, taxing, tracking, tracking down, trailing, transaction, true bill, unspoken accusation, veiled accusation
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