prosecution


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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 prosecution was spiritless and perfunctory; the defense easily established--with regard to the deceased--an alibi.
Strangely enough, I can give evidence that will demolish one contention of the prosecution.
The first witnesses for the prosecution were mostly those who had been called at the inquest, the medical evidence being again taken first.
The prosecution had been unable to produce a shred of evidence in support of their contention that it was the prisoner who ordered the black beard from Parkson's.
The prosecution averred that on Monday, July 16th, the prisoner had entered the chemist's shop in the village, disguised as Mr.
Wilson turned toward the counsel for the prosecution, and there was a clearly recognizable note of warning in his voice when he said:
It is only a few of the scions of our noblest and wealthiest houses, who are able to give the time and money necessary for the thorough prosecution of this noble and valuable Art.
He thought all these excursions a sheer loss of time, and was resolved to land at once, build a shelter for the reception of that part of his cargo destined for the use of the settlement, and, having cleared his ship of it and of his irksome shipmates, to depart upon the prosecution of his coasting voyage, according to orders.
A judge ought to prepare his way to a just sentence, as God useth to prepare his way, by raising valleys and taking down hills: so when there appeareth on either side an high hand, violent prosecution, cunning advantages taken, combination, power, great counsel, then is the virtue of a judge seen, to make inequality equal; that he may plant his judgment as upon an even ground.
For a few months I remained peaceably at home, in the quiet enjoyment of liberty and rest, and genuine friendship, from all of which I had fasted so long; and in the earnest prosecution of my studies, to recover what I had lost during my stay at Wellwood House, and to lay in new stores for future use.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
In short, the reform plan is far from what the people expected in that the prosecution is still reluctant to give up its monopoly on investigation and prosecutorial powers.