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public prosecutor

noun [C]
 
 
LAW
a lawyer who represents the government in a court of law: Ugaz was named as a public prosecutor and charged with investigating the spy chief.
a government lawyer who decides whether someone formally accused of committing a crime should appear in court: The minister has asked the public prosecutor's office to see whether the banks have broken the law.
(Definition of public prosecutor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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