Definitions for prosecutorˈprɒs ɪˌkyu tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pros•e•cu•torˈprɒs ɪˌkyu tər(n.)

  1. Category: Law

    Ref: prosecuting attorney.

  2. a complainant, chief witness, or the like who instigates prosecution in a criminal proceeding.

Origin of prosecutor:

1590–1600; < ML, LL prōsecūtor pursuer

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prosecutor, public prosecutor, prosecuting officer, prosecuting attorney(noun)

    a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. prosecutor(noun)ˈprɒs ɪˌkyu tər

    a government lawyer whose job is to prosecute people

    the Dallas County prosecutor


  1. prosecutor(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prosecutor(noun)

    one who prosecutes or carries on any purpose, plan, or business

  2. Prosecutor(noun)

    the person who institutes and carries on a criminal suit against another in the name of the government


  1. Prosecutor

    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. prosecutor

    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.

Translations for prosecutor

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


The civil servant who brings legal action.

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