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prosecuting, present participle; prosecuted, past tense; prosecutes, 3rd person singular present; prosecuted, past participle;
  1. Institute legal proceedings against (a person or organization)
    • - they were prosecuted for obstructing the highway
  2. Institute legal proceedings in respect of (a claim or offense)
    • - the state's attorney's office seemed to decide that this was a case worth prosecuting
    • - the company didn't prosecute because of his age
  3. (of a lawyer) Conduct the case against the party being accused or sued in a lawsuit
    • - Mr. Ryan will be prosecuting this morning
  4. Continue with (a course of action) with a view to its completion
    • - a serious threat to the government's ability to prosecute the war
  5. Carry on (a trade or pursuit)
    • - waiting for permission to prosecute my craft

  1. conduct a prosecution in a court of law
  2. bring a criminal action against (in a trial); "The State of California prosecuted O.J. Simpson"
  3. carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"
  4. (prosecution) the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
  5. (prosecution) the lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant
  6. (prosecution) pursuance: the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion
  7. The prosecutor is the chief legal representative of the prosecution in countries with either the common law adversarial system, or the civil law inquisitorial system. ...
  8. (Prosecuted) Criminal law, or penal law, is the bodies of rules with the potential for severe impositions as punishment for failure to comply. ...
  9. To start civil or criminal proceedings against; To charge, try; To pursue something to the end
  10. (Prosecution) The proceedings from the initial filing of a patent application in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to the issuance of the patent.
  11. (Prosecution) the side bringing a criminal case against another party
  12. (Prosecution) Agency responsible for initiating proceedings in a criminal case by making affidavit charging a named person with the commission of a criminal offense. Takes charge of the case and performs function of trial lawyer for the People.
  13. (Prosecution) An official body (for example, the DWP or council) can prosecute you (take you to court) if they think you have committed a crime. If you are found guilty you will have a criminal record, but the prosecution, or threat of it, isn’t recorded.
  14. (Prosecution) Members of the public have no immunity from prosecution if, while attempting to give way to an emergency vehicle, they commit a moving traffic offence (such as going across the stop line at a red traffic signal, or speeding).
  15. (Prosecution) The act of pursuing a lawsuit or criminal trial; also, the party initiating a criminal suit.
  16. (Prosecution) This is the term used to describe the stages which an application has to be taken through between the time when the application is first made and the time when a patent is granted.
  17. (The Prosecution) This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... Frank Anthony Sturgis , born as Frank Angelo Fiorini, (December 9, 1924 - December 4, 1993) was one of the Watergate burglars. ...
  18. To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  19. To proceed against a person criminally.
  20. To initiate and carry out a legal action, usually associated with carrying out a criminal case.
  21. submit a charging document to a court; seek a grand jury indictment against person(s) accused of committing criminal offenses
  22. To follow through; to commence and continue an action or judicial proceeding to its ultimate conclusion. To proceed against a defendant by charging that person with a crime and bringing him or her to trial.
  23. To take action by way of legal proceedings.
  24. To pursue legal action against someone in a court of law.
  25. BLAME. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - prosecute.