pro·​sec·​tor | \ prō-ˈsek-tər How to pronounce prosector (audio) \

Definition of prosector

: a person who makes dissections for anatomic demonstrations

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With O’Neill’s verdict, Pantaleo faces his first confirmed punishment as an officer after both a grand jury and federal prosectors declined to bring criminal charges against him. Time, "'The Correct Decision.' NYPD Fires Daniel Pantaleo, Officer Involved in Eric Garner Chokehold Death," 19 Aug. 2019 Braveboy, who will succeed Alsobrooks, has never been a prosector and wants to create more diversion programs for low-level offenders and continue the office’s focus on prosecuting and preventing domestic violence. Rachel Chason, Washington Post, "Alsobrooks wins Democratic nomination for Prince George’s executive," 29 June 2018 According to prosectors, Condell and four other men entered the North Miami-Dade home when the party was starting, mistakenly thinking there was a safe full of drug money inside. Benjamin Brown, Fox News, "Defendant in horrific attack at child's birthday party gets life sentence," 10 May 2018 Wells Fargo is still in the cross hairs of regulators and prosectors. Stacy Cowley, New York Times, "Wells Fargo Agrees to Settle With Shareholders for $480 Million," 4 May 2018 The company's address was listed as the same address in Brooklyn where Junior lived, prosectors say. Cory Shaffer,, "Former head of Cleveland police commission avoids jail time for falsifying records," 11 June 2017 But the judge, Larisa Semenova, rejected the arguments that the former minister had been framed and sided with prosectors, who called it an open-and-shut case of corruption. Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, "Fancy Sausages and a $2 Million Bribe: A Trial Uncovers Kremlin Infighting," 15 Dec. 2017 Butler's relatives and prosectors noted Fortune has a history of disciplinary problems at the jail, though Fuller argued some of those might be for minor infractions. Emily Lane,, "'I never wanted any of this,' woman says before sentenced to 25 years in boyfriend's death," 3 Nov. 2017 Peter Koski, the lead prosector, said in his opening statement. Nick Corasaniti, New York Times, "Overturned Convictions Loom Over Menendez’s Corruption Trial," 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of prosector

1801, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prosector

probably from French prosecteur, from Late Latin prosector anatomist, from Latin prosecare to cut away, from pro- forth + secare to cut — more at pro-, saw

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pro·​sec·​tor | \ prō-ˈsek-tər How to pronounce prosector (audio) \

Medical Definition of prosector

: a person who makes dissections for anatomic demonstrations

Other Words from prosector

prosectorial \ ˌpro-​ˌsek-​ˈtōr-​ē-​əl, -​ˈtȯr-​ How to pronounce prosectorial (audio) \ adjective

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