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Prosecute, 1) to pursue with a view to reach or accomplish: “why should not I then p. my right?” Mids. I, 1, 105. “that we will p. mortal revenge upon these traitorous Goths,” Tit. IV, 1, 92.
2) to pursue by law: what they will inform 'gainst any of us all, that will the king severely p. 'gainst us, our lives etc. R2 II, 1, 244. “rather comfort his distressed plight than p. the meanest or the best for these contempts,” Tit. IV, 4, 33.
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