prosecution noun

1 trying to prove sb's guilt in court

ADJ. criminal, private | successful | impending, possible He faces possible prosecution.

VERB + PROSECUTION bring, initiate | be liable to, face, risk | escape | lead to, result in

PREP. ~ against The police brought a prosecution against the driver involved. | ~ for Prosecutions for water pollution more than doubled.

PHRASES immunity from prosecution

2 lawyers trying to prove sb's guilt

PROSECUTION + VERB prove sth | allege sth, claim sth The prosecution alleged that he murdered his wife.

PROSECUTION + NOUN case, evidence | counsel, lawyer, witness | costs

PREP. for the ~ a witness for the prosecution