Definition of Prosecution. Meaning of Prosecution. Synonyms of Prosecution

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Definition of Prosecution

Prosecution
Prosecution Pros`e*cu"tion, n. [L. prosecutio a following.] 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) (a) 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. (b) The institution, or commencement, and continuance of a criminal suit; the process of exhibiting formal charges against an offender before a legal tribunal, and pursuing them to final judgment on behalf of the state or government, as by indictment or information. (c) The party by whom criminal proceedings are instituted. --Blackstone. Burrill. Mozley & W.

Meaning of Prosecution from wikipedia

- representative of the prosecution in states with either the common law adversarial system or the civil law inquisitorial system. The prosecution is the legal party...
- Witness for the Prosecution is a 1957 American film co-adapted and directed by Billy Wilder, and starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton...
- A private prosecution is a criminal proceeding initiated by an individual private citizen or private organisation (such as a prosecution ****ociation) instead...
- Witness for the Prosecution may refer to: "The Witness for the Prosecution", a 1925 short story by Agatha Christie The Witness for the Prosecution and Other...
- The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is the prin****l public agency for conducting criminal prosecutions in England and Wales. It is headed by the Director...
- Malicious prosecution is a common law intentional tort. Like the tort of abuse of process, its elements include (1) intentionally (and maliciously) instituting...
- Patent prosecution describes the interaction between applicants and their representatives, and a patent office with regard to a patent, or an application...
- The Witness for the Prosecution is a 2016 British mystery drama thriller television serial broadcast on BBC One over Christmas 2016. The two-part programme...
- "The Witness for the Prosecution" is a short story and play by British author Agatha Christie. The story was initially published as "Traitor's Hands"...
- A deferred prosecution agreement (DPA), which is very similar to a non-prosecution agreement (NPA), is a voluntary alternative to adjudication in which...