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prosecution

n. 1) in criminal law, the government attorney charging and trying the case against a person accused of a crime. 2) a common term for the government's side in a criminal case, as in "the prosecution will present five witnesses" or "the prosecution rests" (completed its case). (See: prosecute, prosecutor)

prosecution

(Criminal trial), noun action, bringing to trial, legal action, legal process, legal trial, litigation, pursuit by a law enforcement agency, suit, trial, undertaking
Associated concepts: criminal prosecution, lawful prosecuuion, pending prosecution, want of prosecution

prosecution

(Government agency), noun the govvrnment, the people, the prosecuting attorney, the state, state's attorney
Associated concepts: the prosecution
See also: action, arraignment, chase, complainant, complaint, cross-examination, proceeding, prosecutor, pursuit

PROSECUTION, crim. law. The means adopted to bring a supposed offender to justice and punishment by due course of law.
     2. Prosecutions are carried on in the name of the government, and have for their principal object the security and happiness of the people in general. Hawk. B. 2, c. 25, s. 3; Bac. Ab. Indictment, A 3.
     3. The modes most usually employed to carry them on, are by indictment; 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 132; presentment of a grand jury; Ibid. 133; coroner's inquest; Ibid. 134; and by an information. Vide Merl. Repert. mot Accusation.

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Speaking at the event's opening ceremony, the Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, said that one of the inherent and most fundamental spirits of the common law is the rule of law, which is also the theme of this year's Prosecution Week.
A solution can be found either by continuing the term of the Special Public Prosecution for filing charges, and dimensioning this deadline the way it enables the prosecution to absorb all materials at disposal, including the eavesdropping conversations, or by making a bypass between the law on Special Public Prosecution and the Public Prosecution and enabling the prosecutor to process indictment acts for cases in the competence of SPP, which aren't initiated in the legal deadline, and be continued by the Public Prosecution after making the necessary personnel changes, i.
The Attorney General affirmed that the Public Prosecution has provided through its action plans all forms of support and facilities to the entrepreneurs through continuous follow-up, opening direct communication channels and overcoming all the difficulties, as well as through continuous cooperation between the Public Prosecution and the Public Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises Development, the Tender Board and other supporting actors.