Definitions for: Prosecutor


[n] a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state



Webster (1913) Definition: Pros"e*cu`tor, n. [Cf. L. prosecutor an attendant.]
1. One who prosecutes or carries on any purpose, plan, or
business.

2. (Law) The person who institutes and carries on a criminal
suit against another in the name of the government.
--Blackstone.

Synonyms: prosecuting attorney, prosecuting officer, public prosecutor

See Also: attorney, DA, district attorney, functionary, lawyer, official, state attorney, state's attorney

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