prosecution

Part of speech: noun

The act of prosecuting; the party prosecuting.

Part of speech: noun

Prosecutor.

Part of speech: noun

Prosecutrix.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Harold Bindloss.