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noun as in the act of furthering a project

noun as in the prosecuting party in a criminal action

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If they do resist it, under the existing legal powers, they would arguably be liable for criminal prosecution under an offense for which jail terms on conviction extend towards seven years.

From Time

Ethridge also noted that most soldiers who are flagged for extremist behavior face administrative sanctions — including counseling or retraining — rather than criminal prosecution.

Markman said there are typically three outcomes following prosecutions of violations of Government Code 1090.

Voice of San Diego’s Ashly McGlone dove into the data, and found domestic violence prosecutions dropped 15 percent between 2019 and 2020, though the number of cases actually reported only dropped by about 13 percent.

Elliott spokeswoman Hilary Nemchik said 257 domestic violence cases referred for prosecution in 2020 are still under review, and prosecutors have one to five years to file charges, depending on the crime.

It was unclear whether he was speaking on behalf of the Foreign Ministry or the Prosecution.

Jim Doyle was the uncommunicative spokesman for Archibald Cox and Leon Jaworski at the Watergate Special Prosecution Force.

State appeals Olmert acquittal - Prosecution appeals former PM's acquittal in Rishon Tours and Talansky affairs.

The Harris County D.A.'s office won the Innocence Project of Texas' “Honesty and Integrity in Prosecution Award” last fall.

The Non Prosecution Agreement stipulated that they would not be charged.

The Prosecution hoped to show that this chain was the one which I had said had been stolen.

And now the Graft Prosecution was to learn by public vote how many of the people stood behind it.

Enemies of Prosecution, backed by an enormous fund, were setting innumerable obstacles in their way.

Most of the San Francisco papers heaped abuse upon the Prosecution, its attorneys and its judges.

But before a jury was empanelled the November ballot gave the Prosecution its "coup de grace."


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prosecution, such as: pursuit, accomplishment, achievement, execution, performance, and pursuance.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.