from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A procurator; especially, in some countries, an attorney; in French law, the public prosecutor (procureur du roi or de la république), corresponding in a general way to a district or county attorney in the United States.


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  • From this they were delivered by the sudden arrival of Martine, the king's "procureur" belonging to the

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  • The precautions relative to my absence from Paris were limited to placing us under the surveillance of the 'procureur' of the commune, who was at the same time president of the Jacobin club; but he was also a physician of repute, and without having any doubt that he had received secret orders relative to me, I thought it would favour the chances of our safety if I selected him to attend my patient.

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  • I immediately learnt that, a courier being come from Paris to Clermont, the 'procureur' of the commune had sent off messengers to the chief places of the canton; these again sent couriers to the districts, and the districts in like manner informed the villages and hamlets which they contained.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

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  • Once the procureur has finished with our papers, the legal state of affairs will be brought into line with his perception.

    Becoming Belgian

  • After handing those over, and then a lot of hanging round in the foyer, we were given a declaration to sign and told that the procureur would get back to us in a few months with instructions on getting new ID cards and passports.

    Becoming Belgian

  • Le procureur général près la Cour de cassation peut aussi saisir d'office la Cour de justice de la République sur avis conforme de la commission des requêtes.


  • Cette commission ordonne soit le classement de la procédure, soit sa transmission au procureur général près la Cour de cassation aux fins de saisine de la Cour de justice de la République.


  • (Just as an example, my national (Dutch) constitution, which dates from 1814, establishes the function of procureur-général at the Supreme Court, who is appointed for life, and whose job it is to prosecute cabinet members for crimes in office.)


  • The illustrious M. de Montclar, procureur-général, the oracle of the Parliament of Provence, is continually treated as “M. Ripert,” and rebuked with as much consequence and authority as a mutinous and ignorant scholar by a professor in his chair.

    A Philosophical Dictionary


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