prosecutor

noun pros·e·cu·tor \ ˈprä-si-ˌkyü-tər \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of prosecutor

1 : a person who institutes a prosecution before a court

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First Known Use of prosecutor

1593

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PROSECUTOR Defined for English Language Learners

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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

noun pros·e·cu·tor \ ˈprä-si-ˌkyü-tər \

Definition of prosecutor for Students

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

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prosecutor

noun pros·e·cu·tor \ ˈprä-si-ˌkyü-tər \

legal Definition of prosecutor

1 : a person who institutes a prosecution (as by making an affidavit or complaint charging the defendant)
2 : a government attorney who presents the state's case against the defendant in a criminal prosecution


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