prosecutor

[pros-i-kyoo-ter]
noun
1.
Law.
b.
a person, as a complainant or chief witness, instigating prosecution in a criminal proceeding.
2.
a person who prosecutes.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Medieval Latin, Late Latin prōsecūtor pursuer. See prosecute, -tor

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prosecutor (ˈprɒsɪˌkjuːtə)
 
n
a person who institutes or conducts legal proceedings, esp in a criminal court

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Example sentences
Being a prosecutor means never having to say you're sorry.
It was not immediately known if the prosecutor planned to retry the other
  defendants.
Carrion would not speculate about motives or suspects, saying only that the
  local prosecutor was conducting the investigation.
Weeks later the prosecutor was still trying to get her to confess.
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