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

Examples of prosecutorial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The deputy, Rian Alden, has asked a judge to dismiss the charges against him, contending prosecutorial misconduct by Chief Deputy District Attorney Bracken McKey. oregonlive, 5 June 2021 Those include allegations of errors made by the judge, prosecutorial misconduct, witness intimidation and the impact of publicity. Amir Vera And Aaron Cooper, CNN, 4 May 2021 Local 600053555 Derek Chauvin should receive a new trial in the murder of George Floyd because of prosecutorial misconduct, judicial error and impropriety by jurors, an attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer argued in a new filing. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, 4 May 2021 Brody wrote in a March 31 filing that Martin's due process rights were violated by police and prosecutorial misconduct. Lauren Castle, The Arizona Republic, 3 May 2021 Attorneys for the three officers have filed motions to dismiss the charges, partly over allegations of prosecutorial misconduct. NBC News, 21 Apr. 2021 In early episodes, the Undisclosed trio dug up information about reward money, police corruption, and prosecutorial misconduct. Rebecca Lavoie, Vulture, 24 Mar. 2021 The case represents the first test of Ms. Katz’s handling of claims of prosecutorial misconduct. New York Times, 5 Mar. 2021 Courts found prosecutorial misconduct in a third of Macy’s capital convictions, according to a 2016 report by Harvard’s Fair Punishment Project. Washington Post, 5 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of prosecutorial

1934, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jun 2021

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“Prosecutorial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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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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