What does prosecutor mean?

Definitions for prosecutor
ˈprɒs ɪˌkyu tərpros·e·cu·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prosecutor, public prosecutor, prosecuting officer, prosecuting attorneynoun

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


  1. prosecutornoun

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Prosecutornoun

    One that carries on any thing; a persuer of any purpose; one who persues another by law in a criminal cause.

    Etymology: from prosecute.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prosecutornoun

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

  2. Prosecutornoun

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

  3. Etymology: [Cf. L. prosecutor an attendant.]


  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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. prosecutor

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prosecutor in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prosecutor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of prosecutor in a Sentence

  1. Trey Gowdy:

    But frankly, if you ask me, the eye witnesses on the ground that night in Benghazi are more important to me as a former prosecutor than the former secretary of state.

  2. Jim Jordan:

    Was that prosecutor looking into Burisma, the company that had hired Joe Biden's son for $ 50,000 a month ? according to the Ukrainians, that investigation was dormant at the time.

  3. Pablo Escobar:

    The Prosecutor Office was a birthday party. In a hotel. I was at that hotel. In the wrong place. It's not a crime to go to a party. That's why they released me.

  4. Sarah Koenig:

    According to the prosecutor's office, they didn't set out to pick apart Adnan's case -- their own case mind Sarah Koenig, they say it just kind of crumbled once they took a hard look.

  5. Susan Collins:

    I am confident that we will do a good job, i do think it would help if we brought in an experienced former prosecutor or an experienced investigator, and I have made that recommendation to both the chairman and the vice chairman.

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    very close or connected in space or time
    • A. contiguous
    • B. foreordained
    • C. aculeate
    • D. adscripted

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