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Prosecute the boy, and you put him in prison, and spend more money; you get none back.

Prosecute him, and you may promise yourself to be blown up at every gaming-house in the town.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "follow up, pursue" (some course or action), from Latin prosecutus, past participle of prosequi "follow after, accompany; chase, pursue; attack, assail, abuse" (see pursue). Meaning "bring to a court of law" is first recorded 1570s. Meaning "go into detail" is from 1530s.

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