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"Director of Public Prosecutions" in British English

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Director of Public Prosecutionsnoun [S]

uk   us  
the ​officialtitle of the ​lawyer who ​works for the UK ​government and ​decides if someone ​formallyaccused of ​committing a ​crime should be made to ​appear in a ​lawcourt
(Definition of Director of Public Prosecutions from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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director of public prosecutionsnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   ( abbreviation DPP) LAW
in England, the ​governmentlawyer who ​advises the ​government and decides whether someone ​formallyaccused of ​committing a ​crime should appear in ​court: This is a serious ​offence and we have ​asked the ​director of ​publicprosecutions to ​look into it.
(Definition of director of public prosecutions from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Director of Public Prosecutions”
in Chinese (Simplified) 检察官,检察长…
in Chinese (Traditional) 檢察官,檢察長…
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