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Meaning of prosecution

pros•e•cu•tion

Pronunciation: (pros"i-ky'shun), [key]
— n.
    1. the institution and carrying on of legal proceedings against a person.
    2. the body of officials by whom such proceedings are instituted and carried on.
  1. the following up of something undertaken or begun, usually to its completion.
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