- 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.
prosecutor definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a person who prosecutes
- a person who institutes a prosecution in court
- prosecuting attorney
Origin: Midieval Latin ; from Late Latin companion, attendant
prosecutor definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- 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.