prosecutor

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noun pros·e·cu·tor \ˈprä-si-ˌkyü-tər\

Definition of prosecutor

  1. 1 :  a person who institutes a prosecution before a court

  2. 2 :  prosecuting attorney

1593

First Known Use of prosecutor

1593


PROSECUTOR Defined for English Language Learners

prosecutor

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noun pros·e·cu·tor \ˈprä-si-ˌkyü-tər\

Definition of prosecutor for English Language Learners

  • : a lawyer who represents the side in a court case that accuses a person of a crime and who tries to prove that the person is guilty


PROSECUTOR Defined for Kids

prosecutor

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noun pros·e·cu·tor \ˈprä-si-ˌkyü-tər\

Definition of prosecutor for Students

  1. :  a lawyer in a criminal case who tries to prove that the accused person is guilty


Law Dictionary

prosecutor

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noun pros·e·cu·tor \ˈprä-si-ˌkyü-tər\

Legal Definition of prosecutor

  1. 1 :  a person who institutes a prosecution (as by making an affidavit or complaint charging the defendant)

  2. 2 :  a government attorney who presents the state's case against the defendant in a criminal prosecution



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