Definitions

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  • n. A female prosecutor
  • n. A female victim of a crime on whose behalf the state is prosecuting a suspect

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female prosecutor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female prosecutor.

Etymologies

Latin pro sequor: to pursue. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The prosecutrix is a single woman, and gets her living by mantle-making, She engaged the prisoner to do what is termed

    The Nether World

  • There were a few references in various emails to the "prosecutrix".

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  • Though the room was crowded with people when the bailiff entered, not one of them had compassion enough to mollify my prosecutrix, far less to pay the debt; they even laughed at my tears, and one of them bade me be of good cheer, for I should not want admirers in

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • The prosecutrix, Mrs. Pickard, deposed that her house was fast shut between then and eleven o'clock at night, and found broken open at five of the clock the next morning, and that one Kemp, a person related to the prisoner, found a short strong knife left in the yard, together with an auger, which he knew to belong to the prisoner.

    Lives of the Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences

  • Dame Kepler employed a young advocate who for reasons of his own “nursed” the case so long that after five years had elapsed without any conclusion being reached another judge was appointed, who had himself suffered from the caustic tongue of the prosecutrix, and so was already prejudiced against her.

    Kepler

  • I say it and I say it emphatically, without wishing for one moment to defeat the ends of justice, accused was not accessory before the act and prosecutrix has not been tampered with.

    Ulysses

  • The ceremony was performed and Mrs. Carr returned home, and on that day a motion was filed in the interest of Carr, setting up the fact that the spirit of the law had been kept by Carr and that the prosecutrix was now the wife of Carr, and the motion further prayed that a new trial be granted and the indictment be dismissed.

    Out of the Ditch; A True Story of an Ex-Slave

  • There was a certain piquancy about the matter, and I well remember noticing how we sat a little forward and turned in our seats when they brought in the prosecutrix to give evidence.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • There was a pause, and once more the woman Mesa, in her character of prosecutrix on behalf of the outraged gods, appeared before the altar, and said in her cold voice:

    Elissa

  • The prosecutrix could not prove that the articles were hers, and not a captain's, whose servant she said she had been, and who was now abroad.

    Life Of Johnson

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