Associations to the word «Prosecution»


PROSECUTION, noun. The act of prosecuting a scheme or endeavor.
PROSECUTION, noun. (legal) The institution of legal proceedings (particularly criminal) against a person.
PROSECUTION, noun. (legal) The prosecuting party.
PROSECUTION HISTORIES, noun. Plural of prosecution history
PROSECUTION HISTORY, noun. (US) (legal) In United States patent law, the record of the examination of a patent application, including the original application itself, responses made by the examiner, and amendments made by the applicant to address objections raised by the examiner.
PROSECUTION HISTORY ESTOPPEL, noun. (legal) In United States patent law, the circumstance under which a person who has filed a patent application, and then made amendments to the application to accommodate the patent law and secure issuance of the patent, is prevented from bringing a cause of action for infringement of the patent where the allegedly infringing acts falling within the matter disclaimed by the amendment.

Dictionary definition

PROSECUTION, noun. The institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior.
PROSECUTION, noun. The lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant.
PROSECUTION, noun. The continuance of something begun with a view to its completion.

Wise words

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