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prosecuting attorney

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noun (sometimes initial capital letters)
  1. the public officer in a county, district, or other jurisdiction charged with carrying on the prosecution in criminal proceedings.

Origin of prosecuting attorney

First recorded in 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for prosecuting attorney

prosecuting attorney

noun
  1. US law (in some states) an officer in a judicial district appointed to conduct criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state and people
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