- 1The institution and conducting of legal proceedings against someone in respect of a criminal charge: the organizers are facing prosecution for noise nuisance [count noun]: they lacked the funds to embark on private prosecutionsMore example sentences
- Two people are facing possible prosecutions for malicious or criminal damage.
- To respond to mass atrocity with legal prosecutions is to embrace the rule of law.
- Certainly, he contends, Parliament never intended to impose a filter for criminal prosecutions.
- 1.1 (the prosecution) [treated as singular or plural] The party instituting or conducting legal proceedings against someone in a lawsuit: the main witness for the prosecutionMore example sentences
- Whether the prosecution proceed with that retrial is a matter for their judgment.
- At trial, the prosecution called a number of remand witnesses to give evidence.
- Did the prosecutor at trial ever indicate a reason for not calling him as a witness for the prosecution?
More definitions of prosecutionDefinition of prosecution in:
- The US English dictionary