Noun prosecution has 3 senses
  1. prosecution, criminal prosecution - the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
    --1 is a kind of legal action, action, action at law
    --1 is a part of trial
    Antonyms: defense, defence, denial, demurrer
    --1 has particulars: double jeopardy
    Derived forms: verb prosecute1, verb prosecute2
  2. prosecution - the lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant
    --2 is a kind of
    collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
    Antonyms: defense, defence, defense team, defense lawyers
  3. pursuance, prosecution - the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion
    --3 is a kind of continuance, continuation
    Derived form: verb prosecute3