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Definition of Prosecution

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The party by whom criminal proceedings are instituted.
  • the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion
  • the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
  • the lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant

How to use prosecution in a sentence. Prosecution pronunciation.

It is true that the individuals whom the Government hunts down by its spies, its arrests, its prosecutions, are men who make a business of breaking the Prohibition law, and most of whom would probably just as readily break other laws if money was to be made by it.
Stories, perhaps exaggerated, were told of his violence, and two years before there had been some excitement in the school when it was heard that one father was threatening a prosecution: he had boxed the ears of a boy named Walters with a book so violently that his hearing was affected and the boy had to be taken away from the school.
For three days or more they were, it would seem, to journey together, alone together: the prosecution of his duty imposed it on him.
He has been trespassing down on my grounds at Steignton, and I think of taking the prosecution of him into my own hands.
Lest those essays, of the utility of which he was persuaded, should be interrupted by his death, with the clay-cold hand that corrected his last work, he drew up a will which institutes a premium for the prosecution of his labors.
It may be thought that, in the prosecution of Verres, the people of Rome acknowledged something of the same high responsibility.
All England would, in the course of five revolving years, have passed under the torture of _subpoena_, as witnesses for the prosecution or the defence.
Those have not been the severest masters whose names are attached to fatal prosecutions: on the contrary, three out of four have been persons who looked forward to general consequences-having, therefore, been more than usually thoughtful, were, for that reason, likely to be more than usually humane.
Prosecutors often sleep with less tranquillity during the progress of a judicial proceeding than the objects of the prosecution.
Uncompromising in the cause of truth, stern in the prosecution of his duties, hardy and fearless as the soldier, he was yet, in peace, equally gentle and compassionate, pleased to be merciful, glad and ready to forgive, sweetly patient of mood, and distinguished throughout by such prominent virtues, that, while always sure of the affections of followers and comrades, he was not less secure in the unforced confidence of his enemies, among whom his integrity and mercy were proverbial.
There were probably several causes combined, which baffled the perfect success of the enterprise: the guides are said to have blundered; there was too much time lost in capturing Campbell, and probably in the prosecution of some private revenges.
He considered it a war measure, and necessary to the prosecution of the war.
Besides, this has been a period of unparalleled activity in the investigation of Biblical subjects, and the prosecution of Biblical studies.
I wish to enter a charge against him of false arrest and malicious prosecution.
Few saw more than a little, no one could identify all six of the assailants; but so thoroughly had the prosecution worked, so cunningly had it put these pieces together, that the whole scene was reproduced in the court-room.
When the opening attorneys for the prosecution had finished, Dreux exclaimed, triumphantly: "We've got 'em!
He is not [Pg 255] satisfied with the strict prosecution of His right, but endeavours to make duty sweet to us, and, by His love, to bring it about that we perform it from love.
Prophets and priests appear to have made common cause in the prosecution of the work.
Still the crown was far from being a merely honorary possession; it involved heavy responsibilities, and doubtless what contributed more than anything else to David's elevation to the throne was the general recognition of the fact that he was the man best fitted on the whole to overtake the labour it brought with it, viz., the prosecution of the war with the Philistines, a war which was as it were the forge in which the kingdom of Israel was welded into one.

Examples of Prosecution

Example #1
But none the less the real struggle is not with the thousands who furnish liquor but with the hundreds of thousands, or millions, to whom they purvey it.
Example #2
No day passes without newspaper headlines which "feature" some phase of the contest going on between the Government on the one hand and millions of citizens on the other; citizens who belong not to the criminal or semi-criminal classes, nor yet to the ranks of those who are indifferent or disloyal to the principles of our institutions, but who are typical Americans, decent, industrious, patriotic, law-abiding.
Example #3
You held on till you got your profit, and you never even had to put your hand in your pocket.
Example #4
The boy's father lived in Tercanbury, and there had been much indignation in the city, the local paper had referred to the matter; but Mr. Walters was only a brewer, so the sympathy was divided.
Example #5
Sooth to say, Weyburn knew that a spice of passion added to a bowl of reason makes a sophist's mess; but he fancied an absolute reliance on Aminta's dignity, and his respect for her was another barrier.
Example #6
The breathing Aminta had now a common purse with her first lover.