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pros·e·cu·tor

 (prŏs′ĭ-kyo͞o′tər)
n.
1. One that prosecutes.
2. One that initiates and carries out a legal action, especially criminal proceedings.

prosecutor

(ˈprɒsɪˌkjuːtə)
n
(Law) a person who institutes or conducts legal proceedings, esp in a criminal court

pros•e•cu•tor

(ˈprɒs ɪˌkyu tər)

n.
2. a complainant, chief witness, or the like who instigates prosecution in a criminal proceeding.
[1590–1600; < Medieval Latin, Late Latin prōsecūtor pursuer]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prosecutor - a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the stateprosecutor - a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
DA, district attorney - an official prosecutor for a judicial district
attorney, lawyer - a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
state attorney, state's attorney - a prosecuting attorney for a state

prosecutor

noun lawyer, attorney, counsel, procurator fiscal (Scot.), prosecuting attorney (U.S.) The public prosecutor modified the charges against him.
Translations
syyttäjä
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検察検察官

prosecutor

[ˈprɒsɪkjuːtəʳ] N (Jur) → abogado/a m/f de la acusación (also public prosecutor) → fiscal mf

prosecutor

[ˈprɒsɪkjuːtər] nprocureur mf

prosecutor

nAnkläger(in) m(f)

prosecutor

[ˈprɒsɪkjuːtəʳ] n (Law) public prosecutorprocuratore m della Repubblica

prosecute

(ˈprosikjuːt) verb
to bring a legal action against. He was prosecuted for theft.
ˌproseˈcution noun
1. (an) act of prosecuting or process of being prosecuted. He faces prosecution for drunken driving; There are numerous prosecutions for this offence every year.
2. the person/people bringing a legal action, including the lawyer(s) representing them. First the prosecution stated its case, then the defence.
prosecutor noun
The civil servant who brings legal action.
References in classic literature ?
I told him, "that in the kingdom of Tribnia, (3) by the natives called Langdon, (4) where I had sojourned some time in my travels, the bulk of the people consist in a manner wholly of discoverers, witnesses, informers, accusers, prosecutors, evidences, swearers, together with their several subservient and subaltern instruments, all under the colours, the conduct, and the pay of ministers of state, and their deputies.
This can never be tied down by such strict rules, either in the delineation of the offense by the prosecutors, or in the construction of it by the judges, as in common cases serve to limit the discretion of courts in favor of personal security.
They shall be my prosecutors, and I will sum up their words in an affidavit: 'Socrates is an evil-doer, and a curious person, who searches into things under the earth and in heaven, and he makes the worse appear the better cause; and he teaches the aforesaid doctrines to others.
On the stairs he met a couple--a lady running quickly on her high heels and the jaunty deputy prosecutor.
The poison was alleged to have been wickedly and feloniously given by the prisoner to his wife Sara, on two occasions, in the form of arsenic, administered in tea, medicine, "or other article or articles of food or drink, to the prosecutor unknown.
Pratt, in deep mourning, and Tom with a weed on his hat, had seats near Pembroke Howard, the public prosecutor, and back of them sat a great array of friends of the family.
The dread tribunal of five Judges, Public Prosecutor, and determined Jury, sat every day.
He then takes the criminal into custody till he hath made satisfaction; but if it be a crime punishable with death he is delivered over to the prosecutor, who may put him to death at his own discretion.
Maitre Henri Robert called for an adjournment of the trial and was supported in his motion by the public prosecutor himself.
Fang sat silent for some minutes, and then, turning round to the prosecutor, said in a towering passion.
The duties of public prosecutor were discharged by Dirck Van der School, who adjusted his spectacles, cast a cautious look around him at his brethren of the bar, which he ended by throwing his head aside so as to catch one glance over the glasses, when he proceeded to read the bill aloud.
A few weeks later, when the tragedy at the Opera compelled the intervention of the public prosecutor, M.