prosecute VERB 1) institute legal proceedings against (someone) or with reference to (a crime). 2) continue (a course of action) with a view to completion. 3) archaic carry on (a trade or pursuit).
DERIVATIVES prosecutable adjective.
ORIGIN Latin prosequi 'pursue, accompany' .

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