follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

state's attorney

noun
1.
(in judicial proceedings) the legal representative of the state.
Also, state attorney.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80, Americanism
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for state's attorney
  • And the state's attorney-general has found that hospitals are using their market dominance to push up prices.
  • The state's attorney's office declined to file charges.

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for state's attorney

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for state

5
5
Scrabble Words With Friends