state's attorney


: a legal officer (such as a district attorney) appointed or elected to represent a state in court proceedings within a district

called also state attorney

Examples of state's attorney in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Washington sues to block Kroger-Albertsons merger Washington state's attorney general, Bob Ferguson, filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking to block the merger of Kroger and Albertsons, the two largest U.S. supermarket chains. Harold Maass, theweek, 16 Jan. 2024 The Minnesota Supreme Court does not have a deadline to make a decision but was urged by the secretary of state's attorney to do so quickly to ensure a smooth process for the state's early March primary. Isabella Murray, ABC News, 2 Nov. 2023 Sara Avalos, a communications specialist with the Lake County state's attorney's office, said authorities don't suspect that Hagedorn wanted to take anything from the athlete's home as only a window was damaged. Charmaine Patterson, Peoplemag, 6 Apr. 2023 The Mexican state's attorney general wrote that there were no signs of violence and that the cause of death was intoxication by an unspecified substance. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 24 June 2023 The Cook County state's attorney's office rolled out a new system for adult felony cases on Monday that aims to speed up the prosecution of criminal cases and offer a larger database that will store and track digital evidence. Barnini Chakraborty, Washington Examiner, 2 May 2023 Prosecutors from the Baltimore City state's attorney's office began to review the case in 2021. Theara Coleman, The Week, 3 Apr. 2023 Murad said that while no charges will be filed, the local state's attorney said the investigation found probable cause that DeRoos committed the murder. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 22 Feb. 2023 The state police and Grand Isle state's attorney's office are investigating Giroux's death. CBS News, 1 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1779, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of state's attorney was in 1779

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“State's attorney.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Legal Definition

state's attorney

: a district attorney that represents a state compare united states attorney
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