prosecuting attorney


Definition of prosecuting attorney

: an attorney who conducts proceedings in a court on behalf of the government : district attorney

Examples of prosecuting attorney in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once the state police investigation is completed, the file will be given to the Polk County prosecuting attorney, who will decide whether the use of deadly force was consistent with Arkansas law. Arkansas Democrat-gazette, Arkansas Online, 20 May 2022 Before Morrison’s case could go before a grand jury, the St. Louis County assistant prosecuting attorney dropped all the charges. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2022 George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist and Democratic donor, is putting money behind Alicia Walton's race for prosecuting attorney in the state's 6th Judicial Circuit, which includes Pulaski and Perry counties. Bill Bowden, Arkansas Online, 30 Apr. 2022 A few weeks later, the prosecuting attorney decided not to press charges against Lovelace, either, citing a lack of evidence. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2022 Meanwhile, Judy Greer's prosecuting attorney would love to see Russ behind bars. Samantha Highfill,, 25 Feb. 2022 Arkansas State Police agents were tasked with investigating his use of force and whether Humphrey complied with state law, and submitted the case file to the prosecuting attorney's office for a final determination. Joseph Flaherty, Arkansas Online, 17 Feb. 2022 Christopher Becker, the prosecuting attorney in Kent County, which includes Grand Rapids, last week urged the police to hold off on releasing the video until the State Police investigation was completed. New York Times, 13 Apr. 2022 The investigative case file prepared by the state police will be submitted to the Miller County prosecuting attorney, who will determine whether the use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer in the incident was consistent with Arkansas laws. Lori Dunn, Arkansas Online, 23 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of prosecuting attorney

1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Prosecuting attorney.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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: an attorney who represents the government in instituting and proceeding with criminal actions : district attorney

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