state's attorney

noun
(in judicial proceedings) the legal representative of the state.
Also, state attorney.


Origin:
1770–80, Americanism

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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.
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