- 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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- 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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