A law officer who conducts criminal proceedings on behalf of the state or in the public interest. Compare with Crown prosecutor.
More example sentences
- Only the magistrate, public prosecutors, the suspects and the grandmother of the minor were allowed in court.
- The public prosecutor stated they were wrongfully arrested and he could not take the case to court.
- The public prosecutors with jurisdiction over the matter didn't treat the incidents so lightly.
Definition of public prosecutor in:
- The US English dictionary