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 His ruling last week overturning California's assault weapons ban -- Swiss army knife reference and all -- will similarly be appealed, the state's attorney general told CNN. Eric Levenson, CNN, 9 June 2021 The state's attorney general, Gurbir Grewal, has charged 10 correctional officers - eight men and two women - in connection with the attack. Zoe Christen Jones, CBS News, 7 June 2021 The case has been transitioned to the state's attorney's office. Ashley Boucher,, 27 May 2021 The state's attorney's office was criticized when it was revealed that prosecutors' initial description of events implied that Adam was holding a gun when he was shot. NBC News, 5 May 2021 Murphy was placed on leave in April but has since returned to his assignment, the state's attorney's office said in a statement. Christine Fernando, USA TODAY, 5 May 2021 The Cook County state's attorney's office will decide whether to charge Eric Stillman, the white officer who shot Toledo on March 29 in Little Village, a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood of Chicago's southwest side. Star Tribune, 22 Apr. 2021 The state's attorney general is investigating those allegations and the state Assembly's judiciary committee is probing whether there are grounds to impeach the governor. Marina Villeneuve, USA TODAY, 18 May 2021 Cordray is known in Ohio for serving as the state's attorney general and treasurer. Jessie Balmert, USA TODAY, 4 May 2021

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First Known Use of state's attorney

1779, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2021

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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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