Definition of prosecutor in English:


Line breaks: pros|ecu¦tor
Pronunciation: /ˈprɒsɪkjuːtə


  • 1A person, especially a public official, who institutes legal proceedings against someone: prosecutors are fully entitled to bring any number of offences against a single defendant
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    • 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 barrister or other lawyer who conducts the case against a defendant in a criminal court: the prosecutor rose to give the opening address
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    • 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.



Pronunciation: /-ˈtɔːrɪəl/
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  • 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.

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