American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that prosecutes.
- n. One that initiates and carries out a legal action, especially criminal proceedings.
- n. See prosecuting attorney.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who prosecutes; one who pursues or carries on any purpose, plan, enterprise, or undertaking.
- n. In law, the person who institutes and carries on any proceedings in a court of justice, whether civil or criminal: generally applied to a complainant who institutes criminal proceedings.
- n. A lawyer who decides whether to charge a person with a crime and tries to prove in court that the person is guilty.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who prosecutes or carries on any purpose, plan, or business.
- n. (Law) The person who institutes and carries on a criminal suit against another in the name of the government.
- n. a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
- 1590s, from Medieval Latin prosecutor, from prōsequor (English prosecute). (Wiktionary)
“With the assumption that the prosecutor is a more reliable source of information than the defense.”
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“Unlike other state attorneys general, New York's top prosecutor is empowered to pursue both criminal and civil penalties with nationwide reach under the Martin Act, signed into law in 1921.”
“Unless Mr. Cuomo persuades him otherwise, Steven Cohen, the attorney general's chief of staff and a former federal prosecutor, is likely to return to practicing law in the private sector, according to individuals familiar with the transition.”
“I suspect the prosecutor is just trying to pad the charges a little there, in case any of them get thrown out on a technicality or perhaps to pad the sentence or his own CV.”
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