Meaning of “Director of Public Prosecutions” in the English Dictionary

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"Director of Public Prosecutions" in British English

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Director of Public Prosecutionsnoun [ S ]

uk /daɪˌrek.tər əv ˌpʌb.lɪk prɒs.ɪˈkjuː.ʃənz/ us /daɪˌrek.tɚ əv ˌpʌb.lɪk prɑː.səˈkjuː.ʃənz/

(Definition of “Director of Public Prosecutions” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"director of public prosecutions" in Business English

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director of public prosecutionsnoun [ C, usually singular ]

uk us 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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