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prosecuting attorney

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A lawyer empowered to prosecute cases on behalf of a government and its people. Also called prosecution, prosecutor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state

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Examples

  • The prosecuting attorney was frowning; Mr. Trevillian, the real prosecutor, sat looking as if this were all far too much for his sadly limited understanding.

    Morgan’s Run

  • The prosecuting attorney made much of the plot and little of the absence of the co-conspirator, Mrs. Morgan.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Barry Tolman, prosecuting attorney of Marlin County, West Virginia.”

    Too Many Cooks

  • You may be the manager of Kanawha Spa, but I’m the prosecuting attorney of this county, and what do you want me to do, pretend he fell on the damn knife by accident?

    Too Many Cooks

  • My political opponent, though a personal friend, Mr. Taliaferro, held the position of prosecuting attorney in the circuit courts of several counties, and as these offices were rendered vacant by his election to the Legislature, I received the appointments for the Counties of Franklin and Floyd, having previously been appointed prosecuting attorney in the county court of Franklin.

    Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early C.S.A. : autobiographical sketch and narrative of the War between the States,

  • “Call Mr. James Hyde!” said the prosecuting attorney loudly.

    Morgan’s Run

  • “Barry Tolman, prosecuting attorney of this county.

    Too Many Cooks

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