Meaning of “prosecutor” in the English Dictionary

"prosecutor" in British English

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prosecutornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈprɒs.ɪ.kjuː.tər/ us /ˈprɑː.sə.kjuː.t̬ɚ/

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

"prosecutor" in American English

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prosecutornoun [ C ]

us /ˈprɑs·ɪˌkjut̬·ər/

a legal representative who officially accuses someone of committing a crime by bringing a case against that person in a court of law:

Federal prosecutors intend to retry the case.

(Definition of “prosecutor” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"prosecutor" in Business English

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prosecutornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈprɒsɪkjuːtər/ us LAW

a lawyer in a court of law who tries to prove that someone is gulity of a crime:

The defense and prosecutors agreed to recommend a one-year jail sentence.

a lawyer who represents the government in a court of law:

a federal/public prosecutor

(Definition of “prosecutor” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)