pros·​e·​cu·​to·​ri·​al | \ ˌprä-si-kyü-ˈtȯr-ē-əl How to pronounce prosecutorial (audio) \

Definition of prosecutorial

: of, relating to, or being a prosecutor or prosecution

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But on appeal, Flowers has shown prosecutorial misconduct over and over and has succeeded in having the convictions reversed. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "SCOTUS reverses Curtis Flowers’ quadruple murder conviction on racist jury selection," 21 June 2019 By maintaining his stance as a principled professional whose mandate was to lay out the facts rather than render a prosecutorial judgment, Mueller lost control of the narrative. Linda Greenhouse, The New York Review of Books, "The Impeachment Question," 30 May 2019 The Supreme Court was not considering the evidence against Flowers, but instead examining Evans's prosecutorial tactics., "Supreme Court throws out conviction of man tried 6 times for murders," 21 June 2019 Jury selection is set to begin today in the re-trial for David Temple, the former Alief Hastings High School football coach whose conviction for his wife’s murder was overturned because of prosecutorial misconduct. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Jury selection set to begin in David Temple re-trial," 20 June 2019 John Walsh’s campaign has argued the former U.S. attorney can win over moderates with his prosecutorial past. Nic Garcia, The Denver Post, "The Spot: The inside scoop on first gentleman Marlon Reis, reinsurance program moves forward, and who is the most electable in the 2020 Senate race?," 13 June 2019 His allegations include prosecutorial misconduct, possible mind control experiments and unsolved murders that could be the work of Manson and his followers. Jim Kiest,, "12 new books for your summer reading list," 5 June 2019 Harris’ prosecutorial past has been a recurring motif in her presidential run. Melanie Mason,, "Kamala Harris defends her record as prosecutor: ‘It matters who is in those rooms’," 8 June 2019 Connecticut, officials say, is set to become the first state to begin collecting prosecutorial data statewide, under legislation that received rare unanimous votes in both the state Senate and House of Representatives within the past week. CBS News, "Connecticut officials say state to become first to collect prosecutor data," 6 June 2019

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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pros·​e·​cu·​to·​ri·​al | \ ˌprä-si-kyü-ˈtōr-ē-əl How to pronounce prosecutorial (audio) \

Legal Definition of prosecutorial

: of, relating to, or being a prosecutor or prosecution

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