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.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In courts-martial the judge-advocate is usually the prosecutor; but if an officer prefers a charge, he sometimes appears to sustain the prosecution. No person can appear as prosecutor not subject to the articles of war, except the judge-advocate.—Hough.
The numerical value of Prosecutor in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Prosecutor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of Prosecutor in a Sentence
We object to the prosecutor's letter because it's not valid.
Clearly the prosecutor was not prepared to proceed to trial in this case.
We have a lot of very strong evidence we are submitting to the prosecutor.
I'm a prosecutor, plus I'm from a different culture. I'm different than them.
The problem with a special prosecutor is we've had mixed results in the past.
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Translations for Prosecutor
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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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