prosecutor, public prosecutor, prosecuting officer, prosecuting attorney(noun)
a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
A lawyer who decides whether to charge a person with a crime and tries to prove in court that the person is guilty.
The prosecutor got the witness to admit he was lying.
one who prosecutes or carries on any purpose, plan, or business
the person who institutes and carries on a criminal suit against another in the name of the government
Origin: [Cf. L. prosecutor an attendant.]
The prosecutor is the chief legal representative of the prosecution in countries with either the common law adversarial system, or the civil law inquisitorial system. The prosecution is the legal party responsible for presenting the case in a criminal trial against an individual accused of breaking the law.
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. One who abets a crime after it has or has not been committed. 2. An oratorical censor that precedes the coming of the hangman. 3. A pumice-stone that gives to the Statue of Justice a cleanly, Christian look. 4. A nose that can sniff the gallows, long before the wood is cut for it in the forest.
The numerical value of prosecutor in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of prosecutor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We need an experienced prosecutor to investigate perjury. We do not need a prosecutor accused of perjury, that's not the kind of experience required for a thorough job.
I called the prosecutor to see what we could do on this, and the prosecutor told me that they were waiting for ballistics, and I ’m thinking, ‘ What ? Ballistics on a flintlock ?'.
This is a prosecutor that clearly has identified cases and only brings cases in which he can win, if you're on the side of being charged by this prosecutor, that's going to be some cause for concern.
In both cases there was no special prosecutor investigating the police, and I think that's a problem, police have a hard job but it's so important that when a police officer violates the law that he's held accountable.
If he winds up with 60 or 75 years in jail, from a pragmatic standpoint it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to retry the case, on the other hand if you're the parents of Jordan Davis and you believe, as well you should, that your son's reputation has been besmirched by this self-defense claim, the family (might) want a retrial, and that's something that a prosecutor has to consider carefully.
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- النائب العامArabic
- fiscalCatalan, Valencian
- Staatsanwalt, StaatsanwältinGerman
- procuratrice, procureurFrench
- 検察官, 検察Japanese
- prokurator, oskarżycielPolish
- promotora, promotorPortuguese
- tùžitelj, tužitèljicaSerbo-Croatian
- kiongozi wa mashtakaSwahili
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