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public prosecutor

noun
1.
an officer charged with the conduct of criminal prosecution in the interest of the public.
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  • The public prosecutor, the colonel of the gendarmes, and the governor of the prison were impatiently awaiting us.

  • "You are not fancying at all, Rocco," said the public prosecutor.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • He in fact did interview the public prosecutor and some members of the bar, but managed to be repulsed everywhere.

    The Widow Lerouge Emile Gaboriau
  • Then if you are still of the same mind, I will send for the public prosecutor.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • It is the business of the public prosecutor to visit the prison and to find out if the prisoners are kept there lawfully.

    Resurrection Leo Tolstoy
  • Came to conclusion not to employ services of public prosecutor.

  • As a public prosecutor, it was both his duty and ambition to see the laws faithfully executed, and an example made of evil doers.

  • Certainly not, without the special permission of the public prosecutor.

    I Will Repay Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • The public prosecutor was understood to say that they were not yet represented.

  • The door opened, and he turned eagerly; but it was the public prosecutor again.

    The Benefactress Elizabeth Beauchamp
British Dictionary definitions for public prosecutor

public prosecutor

noun
1.
(law) an official in charge of prosecuting important cases
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