prosecution-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: The institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior.

Commentary: PROSECUTION[+legal][+event]

The prosecution of Ted Bundy was an emotional event.
Prosecution will begin tomorrow.
Prosecution is an important part of criminal justice.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: The lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant.

Commentary: PROSECUTION[+legal][+group]

The prosecution will present its case tomorrow.
The defense is pitted against the prosecution in court.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: The continuance of something begun with a view of its completion.

Commentary: PROSECUTION[+process][+event]

We are encouraged in the prosecution of our task.
She is hopeful in the prosecution of her work.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3