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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Federal prosecutors are suing the company over its alleged failure to provide
  an adequate environmental impact study of the port.
Prosecutors on the other hand are desperate for attention and are always
  looking for the next photo opportunity.
Furthermore, until state prosecutors begin to enforce the laws, their validity
  cannot be tested.
Criminal behavior is the province of the police and prosecutors.
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