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  1. prosecution

    • IPA[ˌpräsəˈkyo͞oSH(ə)n]

    美式

    • n.
      the institution and conducting of legal proceedings against someone in respect of a criminal charge;the party instituting or conducting legal proceedings against someone in a lawsuit
    • noun: prosecution, plural noun: prosecutions

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. the institution and conducting of legal proceedings against someone in respect of a criminal charge they lacked the funds to embark on private prosecutions Olesky faces prosecution on charges he spied for Russian intelligence
    • the party instituting or conducting legal proceedings against someone in a lawsuit the main witness for the prosecution
    • 2. the continuation of a course of action with a view to its completion the network's prosecution of its commercial ends