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public prosecutornoun [C]

uk   us   specialized
a ​lawyer who ​acts for the ​government against someone ​accused of a ​crime in ​court
(Definition of public prosecutor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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public prosecutornoun [C]

uk   us   LAW
a ​lawyer who ​represents the ​government in a ​court of ​law: Ugaz was named as a ​publicprosecutor and ​charged with ​investigating the spy ​chief.
a ​governmentlawyer who decides whether someone ​formallyaccused 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)
Translations of “public prosecutor”
in Chinese (Simplified) 公诉人, 检察官…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公訴人, 檢察官…
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