prosecuting attorney

noun
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of prosecuting attorney

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

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First Known Use of prosecuting attorney

1820


Law Dictionary

prosecuting attorney

noun

legal Definition of prosecuting attorney

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

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