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director of public prosecutions

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
( abbreviation DPP) LAW
in England, the government lawyer who advises the government and decides whether someone formally accused of committing a crime should appear in court: This is a serious offence and we have asked the director of public prosecutions to look into it.
(Definition of director of public prosecutions from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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