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Prosecute meaning

prosecute - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. To follow or pursue with a view to reach, execute, or accomplish; to endeavor to obtain or complete; to carry on; to continue; as, to prosecute a scheme, hope, or claim.
  2. 2. To seek to obtain by legal process; as, to prosecute a right or a claim in a court of law.
  3. 3. To pursue with the intention of punishing; to accuse of some crime or breach of law, or to pursue for redress or punishment, before a legal tribunal; to proceed against judicially; as, to prosecute a man for trespass, or for a riot.
  4. 4. To follow after.
  5. 5. To institute and carry on a legal prosecution; as, to prosecute for public offenses.
  6. 6. When a local District Attorney, state Attorney General or federal United States Attorney brings a criminal case against a defendant.
  7. 7. To pursue; follow; pursue by law.

prosecute - examples of usage

  1. The Attorney- General was ordered to prosecute him, but before the trial came off Defoe obtained a pardon under the royal seal. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. But young men are not to be bound always to fish at the home fishing, and sometimes there may not be a way suitable for them; and I have told them all in such a case that they could go to Faroe or to Greenland, or go out of the parish into the next parish, and prosecute the fishing there. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. They have small holdings, but they are constantly prepared to go off to sea when the weather offers, and they do prosecute the fishing often. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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