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noun prosecution pronunciation in British English /ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the process or act of accusing someone of a crime and asking a court of law to judge them
    He could face prosecution over the incident.
    escape prosecution: She narrowly escaped prosecution.
    prosecution for: an increase in the number of prosecutions for violent crime

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