- The definition of a prosecutor is a lawyer who represents the people and who works for some type of government body, such as a District Attorney's office.
A lawyer who takes legal action against someone accused of murder is an example of a prosecutor.
- a person who prosecutes
- a person who institutes a prosecution in court
- prosecuting attorney
Origin of prosecutorMedieval Latin ; from Late Latin companion, attendant
- One that prosecutes.
- One that initiates and carries out a legal action, especially criminal proceedings.
- See prosecuting attorney.
prosecutor - Legal Definition
The person or persons who prepare for and conduct the state’s case in a criminal trial; the state’s attorney, district attorney, or in the case of a federal case, the United States Attorney.