public prosecutor

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public prosecutor UK US noun [C] LAW
a lawyer who represents the government in a court of law: »

Ugaz was named as a public prosecutor and charged with investigating the spy chief.

a government lawyer who decides whether someone formally accused of committing a crime should appear in court: »

The minister has asked the public prosecutor's office to see whether the banks have broken the law.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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