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1. prosecution

noun. ['ˌprɑːsəˈkjuːʃən'] the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior.

Synonyms

  • action at law
  • trial
  • legal action
  • criminal prosecution
  • action

Antonyms

  • source
  • stabilisation
  • stabilization
  • dormant

Etymology

  • prosecutio (Latin)
  • prosequor (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Prosecution

  • redistribution
  • electrocution
  • counterrevolution
  • distribution
  • contribution
  • substitution
  • retribution
  • prostitution
  • constitution
  • restitution
  • persecution
  • lilliputian
  • institution
  • execution
  • attribution
  • revolution
  • resolution
  • elocution
  • dissolution
  • diminution
  • devolution
  • confucian
  • andalusian
  • absolution
  • evolution
  • solution
  • pollution
  • dilution
  • aleutian
  • shooshan

Example sentences of the word prosecution


1. Noun, singular or mass
Judges serve as "referees" between the prosecution and the defense by maintaining order in the court room.

Quotes containing the word prosecution


1. 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.
- Jose Ramos-Horta

2. My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.My dream holiday would be a) a ticket to Amsterdam b) immunity from prosecution and c) a baseball bat.
- Terry Pratchett

2. prosecution

noun. ['ˌprɑːsəˈkjuːʃən'] the lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant.

Synonyms

  • accumulation
  • assemblage
  • collection

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • fauna

Etymology

  • prosecutio (Latin)
  • prosequor (Latin)

3. prosecution

noun. ['ˌprɑːsəˈkjuːʃən'] the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion.

Synonyms

  • continuance
  • pursuance

Antonyms

  • discontinuation
  • activation
  • sink

Etymology

  • prosecutio (Latin)
  • prosequor (Latin)
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