state's attorney

noun
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

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

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First Known Use of state's attorney

1779

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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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