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

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Hawley, the state's attorney general, is scheduled to speak Wednesday during chapel at Hannibal-LaGrange University. Fox News, "Hawley to speak at university chapel, despite IRS guideline," 28 Sep. 2018 Bonner works as an assistant Cook County state's attorney and previously worked as an assistant state attorney general. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "In 38th House race, taxes emerge as a key issue," 10 Mar. 2018 Other county-wide elected officials, including clerk, court clerk, treasurer, auditor, coroner, recorder of deeds, state's attorney, each earn $93,000 per year. Susan Demar Lafferty, Daily Southtown, "Will County considers fewer meetings," 1 Mar. 2018 The state's attorney general last year filed a civil complaint with the board. Chicago Tribune,, "Indiana collected less corporate taxes in fiscal year 2018," 13 July 2018 The character is described as a tough-on-crime state's attorney who goes up against the underdog legal team that is at the center of the series. Joe Otterson,, "Kelsey Grammer joins Fox drama 'Proven Innocent'," 1 June 2018 Judge Nicholas Ford passed judgment on assistant state's attorney Nick Ford. Maya Dukmasova, Chicago Reader, "Archive Dive / Crime / Criminal Justice That time a Cook County judge ruled on the case of a man he himself put in prison when he was still a prosecutor," 25 May 2018 The 17-year-old will be prosecuted in juvenile court, said Robert Foley, a spokesman for the state's attorney's office. Megan Crepeau,, "Teen shot by Chicago police charged with aggravated assault," 6 July 2018 Gonzalez was granted a certificate of innocence in June 2015 by Lake County Circuit Court Judge Victoria Rossetti, a move that faced no opposition from the state's attorney's office. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "Waukegan rejects apology but agrees to $9.5 million settlement for man cleared by DNA in 1995 rape," 5 July 2018

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1779, in the meaning defined above

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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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