prosecution


prosecution
/pros'i kyooh"sheuhn/, n.
1. Law.
a. the institution and carrying on of legal proceedings against a person.
b. the body of officials by whom such proceedings are instituted and carried on.
2. the following up of something undertaken or begun, usually to its completion.
[1555-65; < LL prosecution- (s. of prosecutio) a following up. See PROSECUTE, -ION]

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