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malicious prosecution noun


either criminal or civil legal proceedings filed in bad faith and without probable cause (=with no basis in law). If the defendant wins, he or she may sue for damages
The first defendant to be cleared in the Damilola Taylor murder trial may take legal action against the police for malicious prosecution.

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