prosecution ( prosecutions plural )
1 n-var Prosecution is the action of charging someone with a crime and putting them on trial.
usu N of n
Yesterday the head of government called for the prosecution of those responsible for the deaths.
2 n-sing The lawyers who try to prove that a person on trial is guilty are called the prosecution.
Colonel Pugh, for the prosecution, said that the offences occurred over a six-year period.
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