prosecutor
pros·e·cu·tor /'prä-si-ˌkyü-tər/ n
1: a person who institutes a prosecution (as by making an affidavit or complaint charging the defendant)
2: a government attorney who presents the state's case against the defendant in a criminal prosecution

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

prosecutor
I noun accusator, attorney general, criminal trial lawyer for the people, district attorney, government attorney, prosecuting attorney, prosecution, public prosecutor, state's attorney associated concepts: public prosecutor, special prosecutor II index accuser, complainant, district attorney, jurist

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


prosecutor
n.
An attorney who prosecutes criminal cases on behalf of the state.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


prosecutor
A lawyer who works for the local, state, or federal government to bring and litigate criminal cases.
Category: Criminal Law
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


prosecutor
n. The person or persons who prepare for and conduct the state's case in a criminal trial; the state's attorney, district attorney, or in the case of a federal case, the United States Attorney.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


prosecutor
One who prosecutes another for a crime in the name of the government.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


prosecutor
I
One who prosecutes another for a crime in the name of the government.
II A trial lawyer representing the government in a criminal case and the interests of the state in civil matters. In criminal cases, the prosecutor has the responsibility of deciding who and when to prosecute.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

prosecutor
n.
   generic term for the government's attorney in a criminal case, including District Attorney, States Attorney, U.S. Attorney, Attorney General, Solicitor General, or special prosecutor. A special prosecutor may be assigned to investigate as well as prosecute if necessary when a government official is involved directly or indirectly in the possible criminal activity.
   See also: Attorney General, prosecute

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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