criminal prosecution

criminal prosecution
noun
the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
Syn: ↑prosecution
Ant: ↑defense (for: ↑prosecution)
Derivationally related forms: ↑prosecute (for: ↑prosecution)
Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence
Hypernyms: ↑legal action, ↑action, ↑action at law
Hyponyms: ↑double jeopardy
Part Holonyms: ↑trial

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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