Prosecute Pros"e*cute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prosecuted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prosecuting}.] [L. prosecutus, p. p. of prosequi to follow, pursue. See {Pursue}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To follow or pursue with a view to reach, execute, or accomplish; to endeavor to obtain or complete; to carry on; to continue; as, to prosecute a scheme, hope, or claim. [1913 Webster]

I am beloved Hermia; Why should not I, then, prosecute my right ? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To seek to obtain by legal process; as, to prosecute a right or a claim in a court of law. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) To pursue with the intention of punishing; to accuse of some crime or breach of law, or to pursue for redress or punishment, before a legal tribunal; to proceed against judicially; as, to prosecute a man for trespass, or for a riot. [1913 Webster]

To acquit themselves and prosecute their foes. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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