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prosecutor

Syllabification: pros·e·cu·tor
Pronunciation: /ˈpräsəˌkyo͞odər
 
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Definition of prosecutor in English:

noun

1A person, especially a public official, who institutes legal proceedings against someone.
Example sentences
  • The county prosecutor is a public official, but he called these people animals and thugs.
  • She says the emphasis is on police and prosecutors initiating legal action, to take pressure off the woman.
  • He makes it sound like the kind of thing that a prosecutor would want to prosecute.
1.1A lawyer who conducts the case against a defendant in a criminal court. Also called prosecuting attorney.
Example sentences
  • Defendants and prosecutors may appeal a verdict to the Court of Appeals and then to the Supreme Court.
  • They will come before the judge and the state prosecutor accompanied by their lawyers.
  • After the mandatory training, they will become judges, prosecutors, or lawyers.

Derivatives

prosecutorial

1
Pronunciation: /ˌpräsikyəˈtôrēəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The plaintiff claims that the lack of disclosure demonstrates maliciousness on the part of the investigative and prosecutorial defendants.
  • Defense attorneys counter that prosecutorial misconduct is underreported because it is frequently undetected unless a case reaches trial.
  • Once again, no attempt is made to achieve certainty of any kind, let alone maximum certainty, and a great deal is left to prosecutorial and judicial discretion.

Words that rhyme with prosecutor

troubleshooter

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