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public prosecutor

noun [C]
 
 
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.
Translations of “public prosecutor”
in Chinese (Traditional) 公訴人, 檢察官…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公诉人, 检察官…
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