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English noun: prosecution

1. prosecution (act) the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior


Synonymscriminal prosecution


Broader (hypernym)action, action at law, legal action


Narrower (hyponym)double jeopardy


Part meronymtrial


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


Antonymsdemurrer, denial, defence, defense

2. prosecution (group) the lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant


Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection


Antonymsdefense lawyers, defense team, defence, defense

3. prosecution (act) the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion


Synonymspursuance


Broader (hypernym)continuance, continuation









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