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state's attorney

An attorney who represents a state in criminal and certain civil cases.


(or state′) attor′ney

(in judicial proceedings) the legal representative of the state.
[1770–80, Amer.]
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Noun1.state's attorney - a prosecuting attorney for a state
prosecuting attorney, prosecuting officer, prosecutor, public prosecutor - a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
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