state's attorney

noun

Definition of 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 After nearly 3 million people signed a petition calling for a reexamination of McClain's case, Colorado Governor Jared Polis on Thursday appointed the state's attorney general as a special prosecutor. Audrey Mcnamara, CBS News, "Elijah McClain's mother says officers "murdered" her son as governor appoints special prosecutor to investigate," 26 June 2020 In Arizona, the scheme defrauded the state out of more than $814,000, according to the office of the state's attorney general. Faith Karimi And Pierre Meilhan, CNN, "Arizona official brought women to the US to give birth and charged families to adopt the babies," 19 June 2020 Matt Bevin did with Beshear, the state's attorney general at the time. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky's annual political picnic is on, but Fancy Farm 2020 will look a bit different," 18 June 2020 The measure would also require independent investigation and independent prosecution when police misuse deadly force and require a report to be filed with the state's attorney general. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, "Democrats unveil sweeping police reform bill that would ban chokeholds," 8 June 2020 Julie Gunnigle is a former assistant state's attorney in Cook County, Illinois. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "County attorney candidates discuss racism in the criminal justice system," 5 June 2020 But Linn determined that the deal in which the state's attorney's office agreed to drop charges without requiring Smollett to admit any wrongdoing and Smollett agreed to forfeit his $10,000 bond did not add up to legal punishment. USA TODAY, "After new indictment, judge tosses out Jussie Smollett's double jeopardy claim," 20 May 2016 And the state's attorney general is asking to join. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Another Kentucky church is suing Gov. Beshear over in-person services amid COVID-19," 6 May 2020 The state's attorney general announced her own investigation, and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts will also investigate in partnership with the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. Sarah Jorgensen, CNN, "Coronavirus death toll up to 44 veterans at embattled Holyoke Soldiers' Home," 17 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of state's attorney

1779, in the meaning defined above

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“State's attorney.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/state%27s%20attorney. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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state's attorney

noun

Legal Definition of state's attorney

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

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