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state's attorney

noun
1.
(in judicial proceedings) the legal representative of the state.
Also, state attorney.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80, Americanism
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  • The state attorney-general will then determine whether to go to court.
  • She also requested that the state attorney general conduct his own investigation alongside the legislature's probe.

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