prosecutor NOUN 1) a person, especially a public official, who prosecutes someone. 2) a lawyer who conducts the case against a defendant.
DERIVATIVES prosecutorial adjective.

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  • prosecutorial — pros·e·cu·to·ri·al /ˌprä si kyü tōr ē əl/ adj: of, relating to, or being a prosecutor or prosecution Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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