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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.  
the N  
Colonel Pugh, for the prosecution, said that the offences occurred over a six-year period.     
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