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prosecution

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prosecution/ˌprɑːsɪˈkjuːʃən/noun
pluralprosecutions
prosecution
/ˌprɑːsɪˈkjuːʃən/
noun
pluralprosecutions
Learner's definition of PROSECUTION  
: the act or process of holding a trial against a person who is accused of a crime to see if that person is guilty
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the prosecution  : the side of a legal case which argues that a person who is accused of a crime is guilty : the lawyer or lawyers who prosecute someone in a court case — often used before another noun
— compare defense
[noncount]formal  : the act of doing or continuing to do something — usually + of
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