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n. Abbr. PA or Pros. Atty.
A public officer empowered to pursue cases against criminal defendants. Also called prosecution, prosecutor, public prosecutor.
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(Law) law US (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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(sometimes caps.) the public officer in a county or other jurisdiction charged with prosecuting criminal cases.
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|Noun||1.||prosecuting attorney - 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"
attorney, lawyer - a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
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prosecuting attorney[ˈprɒsɪkjuːtɪŋəˈtɜːnɪ] n (Am) → procuratore m
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