- 1Institute or conduct legal proceedings against (a person or organization): they were prosecuted for obstructing the highway [no object]: the company didn’t prosecute because of his ageMore example sentences
- If these things had happened solely in the private sector, the members of the cartel would have been prosecuted under the Trade Practices Act.
- In theory drivers could also be prosecuted for carrying passengers who are not wearing a seatbelt, meaning that in a normal car more than three back-seat passengers would be an offence.
- Not one worker or trade union has been prosecuted.
- 1.1Institute legal proceedings in respect of (a claim or offence): the state’s attorney’s office seemed to decide that this was a case worth prosecutingMore example sentences
take to court, bring/institute legal proceedings against, bring an action against, take legal action against, accuse, cite, summons, sue, try, bring to trial, put on trial, put in the dock, bring a charge against, bring a criminal charge against, charge, prefer charges against, bring a suit against, indict, arraign; North American impeach• informal have the law on, doNorth American • informal jug• rare implead
- This is a case of an omission or omissions by the appellants as the respondent's solicitors: the failure to prosecute his claim with due diligence which led to his counterclaim being struck out.
- The Judge hearing any such application will be in a better position than I am to take stock of the Claimant and her prospects of actually prosecuting this claim before the court.
- The Law Reform Commission recommended that the offences be prosecuted summarily.
- 2Continue with (a course of action) with a view to its completion: a serious threat to the government’s ability to prosecute the warMore example sentences
- And the administration says, this is the reason it continues to prosecute the war and continues to try to pour more resources into intelligence.
- Certainly, there was a recognition that we'd need to rebuild stuff that we broke in the course of prosecuting the war.
- Or does he believe that a bold enough feint will allow him to continue to prosecute this war with his original plan?
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- On Tuesday afternoon, a press officer contacted our reporter to say that some of the pictures appeared as though they had been taken from the trackside and that that would amount to trespass, a prosecutable offence.
- The possibilities of moral and political embarrassment, to say nothing of the implication of commanding officers in prosecutable actions, are simply too great.
- In many instances, the available evidence does not rise to the level of prosecutable action.
late Middle English (in sense 2): from Latin prosecut- 'pursued, accompanied', from the verb prosequi, from pro- 'onward' + sequi 'follow'.