criminal prosecution

Definitions of criminal prosecution
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n the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior

Synonyms:
prosecution
Antonyms:
defence, defense, demurrer, denial
a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him
Types:
double jeopardy
the prosecution of a defendant for a criminal offense for which he has already been tried; prohibited in the fifth amendment to the United States Constitution
Type of:
action, action at law, legal action
a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong

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