Meaning of “public prosecutor” in the English Dictionary

"public prosecutor" in British English

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public prosecutornoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpʌb.lɪk ˈprɒs.ɪ.kjuː.tər/ us /ˌpʌb.lɪk ˈprɑː.sɪ.kjuː.t̬ɚ/ 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)

"public prosecutor" in Business English

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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 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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