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

Definition of prosecutor in English:


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.
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