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.


  1. Prosecutor

    A prosecutor is a legal representative of the prosecution in states 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. Typically, the prosecutor represents the state or the government in the case brought against the accused person.


  1. prosecutor

    A prosecutor is a legal representative or attorney who acts on behalf of the government or the state in criminal proceedings. Their role involves initiating and prosecuting cases against individuals or entities that have been charged with criminal activity. They present evidence in court, question witnesses, and decide whether to negotiate plea deals. They also have the responsibility of ensuring justice is served in all proceedings.

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. Judicial Watch:

    Andrew Weisman, a key prosecutor on Robert Mueller’s team, praised Obama DOJ holdover Sally Yates after she lawlessly thwarted President Trump, how much more evidence do we need that the Mueller operation has been irredeemably compromised by anti-Trump partisans?

  2. James Comey:

    Although there is evidence of potential violation of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case, prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before bringing the charges. There are obvious considerations, like the strength of the evidence, especially regarding intent.

  3. Rudy Giuliani:

    James Comey should be prosecuted for leaking confidential FBI information when James Comey leaked James Comey report intended to develop a special prosecutor for the President of the United States.

  4. Alexander Acosta:

    At the end of the day, based on the evidence, professionals within a prosecutor's office decide that a plea that guarantees that someone goes to jail, that guarantees that someone register generally and that guarantees other outcomes is a good thing.

  5. Eric Swalwell:

    Impeachment is the most extraordinary remedy the Constitution affords Congress, as a former prosecutor, I do not take this lightly. But the President continues to put his own interests above America's. He is lawless. His relentless attacks on our rule of law and numerous efforts to obstruct justice and Congress have reached such a point to require extraordinary action. It's time for Congress to open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

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