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Director of Public Prosecutions Line breaks: Dir|ect¦or of Pub¦lic Pros|ecu¦tions
(abbreviation: DPP)

Definition of Director of Public Prosecutions in English:


(In the UK) a senior law officer who is head of the Crown Prosecution Service.
Example sentences
  • Prosecutions cannot be brought without the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
  • This offence does not require the Director of Public Prosecutions's consent.
  • One complaint has been made direct to my Department and three to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
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