What does the word prosecution mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • The act of prosecuting; the party prosecuting.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Prosecutor.

  • Part of speech: feminine noun

  • Prosecutrix.

Usage examples for prosecution

  1. Lizzie remembered that her friend the major had specially advised her to tell the whole truth to Mr. Camperdown,- suggesting that by doing so she would go far towards saving herself from any prosecution. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  2. You spoke of my actions being childish; but when I realized that I had myself been the cause of the explosion, a fear of criminal prosecution came over me. – Jennie Baxter, Journalist by Robert Barr
  3. There was considerably more which did not affect me, and another speech, though I woke to eager interest again when the judge, in making his final comments, said: As regards the witness Lorimer, I entirely agree with the view taken by the prosecution. – Lorimer of the Northwest by Harold Bindloss