prosecuting attorney

noun (sometimes initial capital letters)

the public officer in a county, district, or other jurisdiction charged with carrying on the prosecution in criminal proceedings.

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Origin of prosecuting attorney

First recorded in 1825–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for prosecuting attorney

prosecuting attorney


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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