Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of procurator fiscal in English:
(In Scotland) a local coroner and public prosecutor.
- The procurator fiscal instructed them to leave the indictment there on the basis that the accused had no proper domicile of citation.
- At present, only a procurator fiscal can access an accused's medical records or order a blood sample during an investigation into an alleged physical or sexual assault.
- The procurator fiscal's decision to restrict the indictment at trial ‘merely reflected her assessment of the best verdict that she could achieve on the evidence led’.
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