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Meaning of "prosecution" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PROSECUTION

prosecution  [ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PROSECUTION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Prosecution is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PROSECUTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

prosecution

Prosecutor

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. The prosecution is the legal party responsible for presenting the case in a criminal trial against an individual accused of breaking the law.

Definition of prosecution in the English dictionary

The first definition of prosecution in the dictionary is the act of prosecuting or the state of being prosecuted. Other definition of prosecution is the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a person. Prosecution is also the proceedings brought in the name of the Crown to put an accused on trial.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PROSECUTION


allocution
ˌæləˈkjuːʃən
attribution
ˌætrɪˈbjuːʃən
circumlocution
ˌsɜːkəmləˈkjuːʃən
consecution
ˌkɒnsɪˈkjuːʃən
constitution
ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən
contribution
ˌkɒntrɪˈbjuːʃən
distribution
ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən
elocution
ˌɛləˈkjuːʃən
execution
ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃən
illocution
ˌɪləˈkjuːʃən
inexecution
ɪnˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃən
institution
ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃən
interlocution
ˌɪntəlɒˈkjuːʃən
locution
ləʊˈkjuːʃən
perlocution
ˌpɜːlɒˈkjuːʃən
persecution
ˌpɜːsɪˈkjuːʃən
prolocution
ˌprəʊləˈkjuːʃən
prostitution
ˌprɒstɪˈtjuːʃən
reconstitution
ˌriːkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən
substitution
ˌsʌbstɪˈtjuːʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PROSECUTION

prosect
prosector
prosectorial
prosectorship
prosecutable
prosecute
prosecuting
prosecuting attorney
prosecution case
prosecutor
prosecutorial
prosecutrices
prosecutrix
proselike
proselyte
proselytic
proselytisation
proselytiser

WORDS THAT END LIKE PROSECUTION

absolution
accreditation
American Revolution
caution
dilution
diminution
dissolution
evolution
First Amendment of the Constitution
high resolution
high-resolution
New Year resolution
October Revolution
Poisson distribution
pollution
precaution
resolution
restitution
retribution
revolution
solution

Synonyms and antonyms of prosecution in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PROSECUTION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «prosecution» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of prosecution

Translation of «prosecution» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PROSECUTION

Find out the translation of prosecution to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of prosecution from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «prosecution» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

起诉
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

proceso
570 millions of speakers

English

prosecution
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अभियोजन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النيابة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

преследование
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

acusação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রসিকিউশন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

poursuites
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pendakwaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

strafrechtliche Verfolgung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

起訴
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기소
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tuntutan hukum
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

truy tố
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வழக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फिर्यादी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kovuşturma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

procedimento giudiziario
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

prokuratura
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

переслідування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

urmărirea penală
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δίωξη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vervolging
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

åtal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

påtale
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of prosecution

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PROSECUTION»

The term «prosecution» is very widely used and occupies the 19.631 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PROSECUTION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «prosecution» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «prosecution» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about prosecution

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10 QUOTES WITH «PROSECUTION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word prosecution.
1
Mustafa Akyol
While no Muslim worthy of his name would lose his respect for God, the Prophet Muhammad, and other symbols of Islam, he might well refrain from using legal prosecution or violent reaction to those who do not show the same respect. My basis for this claim is nothing other than the holiest source of Islam, the Quran.
2
Aldrich Ames
I knew quite well, when I gave the names of our agents in the Soviet Union, that I was exposing them to the full machinery of counterespionage and the law, and then prosecution and capital punishment.
3
Conrad Black
The U.S. prosecution service is eating at the soul of the American republic. It is an absolute danger to everyone.
4
Peter Hain
We'll be launching the new public prosecution service in Northern Ireland tomorrow. I'll be doing it in Belfast tomorrow. This is an entirely new era, in which criminal justice now exercised on an equal basis, not the old basis in which community division was a feature.
5
Laurence Housman
Prosecution I have managed to avoid; but I have been arrested, charged in a police court, have refused to be bound over, and thereupon have been unconditionally released - to my great regret; for I have always wanted to know what going to prison was like.
6
Saddam Hussein
I didn't say 'former president,' I said 'president,' and I have the constitutional rights according to the constitution, including immunity from prosecution.
7
Kato Kaelin
I think the prosecution had all the evidence in front of them to have won the case.
8
Jose Ramos-Horta
The second one, the joint Truth and Friendship Commission, which we started now with Indonesia, that is the one that has been criticized; its terms of reference call for providing amnesty for those who cooperate in telling the truth. It does not lead to prosecution.
9
Julius Rosenberg
And there had to be a dagger thrust in the heart of the left to tell them that you are no longer gonna give five years for a Smith Act prosecution or one year for Contempt of Court, but we're gonna kill ya!
10
Clare Short
So my own suspicion is that the attorney has stopped this prosecution because part of her defence was to question legality and that would have brought his advice into the public domain again and there was something fishy about the way in which he said war was legal.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PROSECUTION»

Discover the use of prosecution in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to prosecution and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Fly for the Prosecution: How Insect Evidence Helps Solve ...
An experienced forensic investigator who regularly advises law enforcement agencies in the United States and abroad, Goff is uniquely qualified to tell the fascinating if unsettling story of the development and practice of forensic ...
M. Lee Goff, 2009
2
Prosecution Complex: America's Race to Convict and Its ...
Daniel S. Medwed, a recognized authority on wrongful convictions, has wrestled with these issues for nearly fifteen years, ever since he accepted a job as a public defender with the Legal Aid Society of New York City.
Daniel S. Medwed, 2012
3
Supranational Criminal Prosecution of Sexual Violence: The ...
The adequacy of supranational criminal prosecution of sexual violence is primarily examined from the point of view of the ICC, the benchmark for supranational criminal prosecutions, with clear reference to the ICTY and ICTR practice in the ...
Anne-Marie de Brouwer, 2005
4
Universal Jurisdiction: National Courts and the Prosecution ...
Universal jurisdiction is becoming a potent instrument of international law, but it is poorly understood by legal experts and remains a mystery to most public officials and citizens.
Stephen Macedo, 2006
5
The Art of Prosecution: Trial Advocacy Fundamentals from ...
A priceless powerhouse of prosecutorial guidance!
John Bugliosi, 2000
6
Witness for the Prosecution: A Play in Three Acts
Thriller / Characters: 8 male, 5 female Scenery: 2 Interiors Only Agatha Christie could have conceived such a suspenseful thriller and then capped it with an uncanny triple flip ending.
Agatha Christie, 1982
7
War Crimes Against Women: Prosecution in International War ...
Of the ICTY.
Kelly Dawn Askin, 1997
8
International Prosecution of Human Rights Crimes
This book discusses relevant topics from academic debates, describes the practice in different countries, and analyzes problems which have arisen in this field of law.
Wolfgang Kaleck, Michael Ratner, Tobias Singelnstein, 2006
9
Prosecution and Punishment: Petty Crime and the Law in ...
This book offers an assessment of the social significance of the law in pre-industrial England.
Robert B. Shoemaker, 1991
10
Witness for the Prosecution: An Agatha Christie Short Story
A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time as an ebook.
Agatha Christie, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PROSECUTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term prosecution is used in the context of the following news items.
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Feds end prosecution of Barry Bonds without conviction
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday formally dropped its criminal prosecution of Barry Bonds , Major League Baseball's career ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
2
Lord Janner faces historical sex abuse prosecution
Lord Janner will be prosecuted over claims of historical child sexual abuse after a review overturned a decision by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). «BBC News, Jun 15»
3
Record number of prosecutions for violence against women
A record number of people have been prosecuted for offences categorised as "violence against women and girls", figures for England and Wales show. A Crown ... «BBC News, Jun 15»
4
Terror trial collapses after fears of deep embarrassment to security …
The prosecution of a Swedish national accused of terrorist activities in Syria has collapsed at the Old Bailey after it became clear Britain's security and ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
5
Greville Janner: Crown Prosecution Service to review decision not to …
Former Labour MP Greville Janner could still be prosecuted for child sex crimes after alleged victims criticised the decision not to prosecute him. The Crown ... «mirror.co.uk, May 15»
6
Lord Janner: How the Director of Public Prosecutions should have …
A career prosecutor who had earned the right to lead the Crown Prosecution Service, Saunders was regarded as a safe pair of hands and more than capable of ... «The Independent, Apr 15»
7
Do 'pervert' MPs enjoy immunity from prosecution, asks PETER …
However, it won't be tested in court. The former lawyer, now 86, is said to be suffering from dementia. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) says his trial isn't in ... «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
8
Afghan women failed by justice system as mediation favored over …
A report released Sunday says only 5 percent of surveyed cases were resolved through the judicial system, resulting in criminal prosecution and punishment for ... «Fox News, Apr 15»
9
Operation Elveden: Prosecution of journalists for paying public …
The £20m prosecution of journalists has been slammed as an "error" by a former law chief - after charges against nine reporters accused of paying public ... «mirror.co.uk, Apr 15»
10
Jewish British lord to avoid sex abuse prosecution due to ill health
Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders, who took the decision, said the police had enough evidence to charge him with 22 types of sexual offenses. «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Apr 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Prosecution [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/prosecution>. Aug 2019 ».
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