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prosecutor

[ pros-i-kyoo-ter ]
/ ˈprɒs ɪˌkyu tər /
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noun
Law.
  1. prosecuting attorney.
  2. a person, as a complainant or chief witness, instigating prosecution in a criminal proceeding.
a person who prosecutes.

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Origin of prosecutor

1590–1600; <Medieval Latin, Late Latin prōsecūtor pursuer. See prosecute, -tor
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British Dictionary definitions for prosecutor

prosecutor
/ (ˈprɒsɪˌkjuːtə) /

noun
a person who institutes or conducts legal proceedings, esp in a criminal court
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