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prosecution

1. 
a. the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a person
b. the proceedings brought in the name of the Crown to put an accused on trial
2. the lawyers acting for the Crown to put the case against a person
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The morbid fears superinduced by the shock following the sudden demise of the first creature of his experiments had given place to a growing desire to further prosecute his labors until enduring success had crowned his efforts with an achievement which he might exhibit with pride to the scientific world.
Wingrave wishes to prosecute afterwards, it will be easy for him to do so.
Our excellent Moody informs me, my dear aunt, that you have decided (against his advice) on 'refusing to prosecute.
They are determined to prosecute him if he returns.
But first, the Prosecuting Attorney, who was paid to prosecute all offenders against the People, drew him aside and talked with him privately.
Oh, I'll prosecute you all right," retorted the Prosecuting Attorney.
Also you will have to prosecute this Patsy Horan," Watson advised; "for I shall now have him arrested for assault and battery.
If you feel that way, I should like to get a lawyer to prosecute the case," said Watson.
She had lately remitted the trespass of a stage-coachman, who had overturned her post-chaise into a ditch; nay, she had even broken the law, in refusing to prosecute a highwayman who had robbed her, not only of a sum of money, but of her ear-rings; at the same time d--ning her, and saying, "Such handsome b--s as you don't want jewels to set them off, and be d--n'd to you.
As I had anticipated, no one was present to prosecute the case against me--the necessary formalities were observed, and I was discharged.
When the husband prosecutes his wife's gallant, if he can produce any proofs of a criminal conversation, he recovers for damages forty cows, forty horses, and forty suits of clothes, and the same number of other things.
If any person who prosecutes another for murder can produce a certain number of witnesses to it of his own relations, the accused person shall be held guilty.