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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pros·e·cu·tion /ˌprɑsɪˈkjuʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pros·e·cu·tion n.
 1. The act or process of prosecuting, or of endeavoring to gain or accomplish something; pursuit by efforts of body or mind; as, the prosecution of a scheme, plan, design, or undertaking; the prosecution of war.
    Keeping a sharp eye on her domestics . . . in prosecution of their various duties.   --Sir W. Scott.
 2. Law (a) The institution and carrying on of a suit in a court of law or equity, to obtain some right, or to redress and punish some wrong; the carrying on of a judicial proceeding in behalf of a complaining party, as distinguished from defense. (b) The institution, or commencement, and continuance of a criminal suit; the process of exhibiting formal charges against an offender before a legal tribunal, and pursuing them to final judgment on behalf of the state or government, as by indictment or information. (c) The party by whom criminal proceedings are instituted.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a
           defendant for criminal behavior [syn: criminal
           prosecution] [ant: defense]
      2: the lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the
         defendant [ant: defense]
      3: the continuance of something begun with a view to its
         completion [syn: pursuance]