Prosecute

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Etymology

Middle English, from Latin prosecutus, past participle of prosequi to pursue

Definitions

b : to institute legal proceedings with reference to <prosecute a claim>

Description

The prosecutor is the chief legal representative of the prosecution in countries with either the common law adversarial system, or the civil law inquisitorial system. The prosecution is the legal party responsible for presenting the case against an individual suspected of breaking the law in a criminal trial.[1]