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procurator fiscal

(in Scotland) a legal officer who performs the functions of public prosecutor and coroner Sometimes shortened to fiscal
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  • In Scotland the procurator fiscal fulfils many of the duties of the coroner, but he cannot hold a public inquiry.

    Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology W. G. Aitchison Robertson
  • "It was a mild night, he might have opened one himself," replied the procurator fiscal.

    Simon J. Storer Clouston
  • Thus a large revenue was received, which was generally divided equally between the State, the procurator fiscal, and the King.

  • There seemed for an instant to be a defiant note in the procurator fiscal's voice that made Ned glance at him sharply.

    Simon J. Storer Clouston
  • That could only take place at Kirkwall, or before the procurator fiscal.

    The Pilots of Pomona Robert Leighton
  • Being questioned by the procurator fiscal, he shrugged his shoulders, regretting that other affairs demanded his attention.

    A Book of Scoundrels Charles Whibley
  • "But have you a mind of the procurator fiscal, that I think ye'll have forgaithered wi' before," says he.

    David Balfour, Second Part Robert Louis Stevenson
  • All that may be considered in detail when the case comes before the procurator fiscal.

    The Pilots of Pomona Robert Leighton
  • For a single instant the procurator fiscal seemed a little taken aback.

    Simon J. Storer Clouston
  • However it was, the procurator fiscal had committed a heinous crime.

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