state's attorney


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 Its law will go into effect 30 days after the ruling is certified by the state's attorney general. Aya Elamroussi, CNN, 26 June 2022 But Tennessee's law goes into effect 30 days after such a decision and Missouri's would require certification by the state's attorney general, which could happen within a few hours or days, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, 24 June 2022 Last September, the state's attorney general, Bob Ferguson, announced a $2.61 million fine against Reed Hein & Associates. Christopher Elliott, Forbes, 18 June 2022 In the Democratic primary for the state's attorney general, incumbent Josh Shapiro is running unopposed. ABC News, 16 May 2022 Mosby was elected as the state's attorney for Baltimore City in 2014 and was re-elected in 2018. Laura Studley, Laura Dolan And Mallika Kallingal, CNN, 14 Jan. 2022 Risa Lanier, the chief deputy state's attorney for Cook County, confirmed at a news conference that Monty Morgan was seen in body camera video stepping over the wounded officers. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 11 Aug. 2021 Chrichet Mixon, an assistant state's attorney for Palm Beach County, got involved in Gretchen's case early on. Peter Van Sant, CBS News, 8 May 2021 First elected in 2016, Kim Foxx now serves as state's attorney for the region. Joseph Simonson, Washington Examiner, 17 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of state's attorney

1779, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jul 2022

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Legal Definition of state's attorney

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


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