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Meaning of PROSECUTOR

Pronunciation:  'prâsu`kyootur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
 

PROSECUTOR is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: prosecuting attorney, prosecuting officer, public prosecutor
 
 See Also: attorney, DA, district attorney, functionary, lawyer, official, state attorney, state's attorney

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pros"e*cu`tor\, n. [Cf. L. prosecutor an attendant.]
1. One who prosecutes or carries on any purpose, plan, or
   business.

2. (Law) The person who institutes and carries on a criminal
   suit against another in the name of the government.
   --Blackstone.

 
Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: A trial lawyer representing the government in a criminal case and the interests of the state in civil matters. In criminal cases, the prosecutor has the responsibility of deciding who and when to prosecute.
 

 

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