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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


Broader (hypernym)continuance, continuation

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