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Definition of "prosecuting attorney" [prosecuting attorney]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prosecuting attorney" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "The prosecuting attorney made much of the plot and little of the absence of the co-conspirator, Mrs. Morgan."
  • "“Call Mr. James Hyde!” said the prosecuting attorney loudly."