Definition of Criminal prosecution
1. Noun. The institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior.
Generic synonyms: Action, Action At Law, Legal Action
Group relationships: Trial
Specialized synonyms: Double Jeopardy
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Prosecute, Prosecute
Lexicographical Neighbors of Criminal Prosecution
Literary usage of Criminal prosecution
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1906)
"E.—3 Inquiry in a criminal prosecution. It would be Improbable that a man of much means would embezzle a very small sum of money, and the Jury should have ..."
2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1916)
"374, where it was said that the setting up of the uncon- stitutionality of an ordinance in defense of a criminal prosecution affords an adequate remedy at ..."
3. A Treatise on the Bankruptcy Law of the United States by Harold Remington (1915)
"Suppression of criminal prosecution.—The court will not sanction a compromise based upon the stifling of a criminal prosecution of the bankrupt, ..."
4. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"No person shull be compelled to give evidence against himself in a criminal case or in any proceedings that may subject him to criminal prosecution, ..."
5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1906)
"... as In terpreted by Its highest court, give the right to remove a criminal prosecution from a state to a Federal circuit court, under U 8. Rev. ..."
6. A Brief for the Trial of Criminal Cases by Austin Abbott, William Constantine Beecher (1902)
"Complainant, etc., in former criminal prosecution. That the proposed juror has complained against or been accused by the defendant, ..."
7. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
""A 'criminal prosecution' Is defined to be a prosecution in a court of justice, ... A criminal prosecution, although Instituted by an individual, ..."
8. Rights, Remedies, and Practice, at Law, in Equity, and Under the Codes: A by John Davison Lawson (1890)
"Malicious Prosecution—criminal prosecution. — An action for malicious prosecution lies where one with malice and without reasonable and probable cause puts ..."