Definitions for prosecutorˈprɒs ɪˌkyu tər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pros•e•cu•torˈprɒs ɪˌkyu tər(n.)
Ref: prosecuting attorney.
a complainant, chief witness, or the like who instigates prosecution in a criminal proceeding.
Origin of prosecutor:
1590–1600; < ML, LL prōsecūtor pursuer
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
prosecutor(noun)ˈprɒs ɪˌkyu tər
a government lawyer whose job is to prosecute people
the Dallas County prosecutor
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
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.
Translations for prosecutor
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
The civil servant who brings legal action.
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