Definition of Director of Public Prosecutions in English:

Director of Public Prosecutions

(also DPP)

noun

  • (in the UK) a senior law officer who is head of the Crown Prosecution Service.

    • ‘If the offence is committed in Australia, he or she may be dealt with under this procedure if the Director of Public Prosecutions agrees.’
    • ‘I wish you also to refer the matter to the Director of Public Prosecutions for investigation.’
    • ‘Some of the material promoting the poem protest has apparently been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.’
    • ‘This offence does not require the Director of Public Prosecutions's consent.’
    • ‘On the argument that you are putting to us, your opponent is the Director of Public Prosecutions for the Northern Territory.’
    • ‘The commission recommended the Director of Public Prosecutions consider prosecuting Mr Jones.’
    • ‘The Director of Public Prosecutions of New South Wales applied under the Act for a detention order.’
    • ‘She is angry that no decision has been taken to give the tribunal report to the Director of Public Prosecutions.’
    • ‘They were charged with assault causing harm and a file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.’
    • ‘Mr and Mrs Roberts had made a personal appeal to the Director of Public Prosecutions not to abandon the case but their wishes were over-ruled.’
    • ‘Prosecutions cannot be brought without the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions.’
    • ‘However, the State Government soon stepped in, ordering the Director of Public Prosecutions to lodge an appeal.’
    • ‘It may be that, for some reason, the applicant's summary has not yet found its way into the hands of the Director of Public Prosecutions.’
    • ‘There is the report at page 2364 of volume 6 to the Director of Public Prosecutions.’
    • ‘I appreciate that this is a question for the Director of Public Prosecutions to answer.’
    • ‘He has referred the matter to the Director of Public Prosecutions to look at possible action against the former detectives.’
    • ‘In this State the Director of Public Prosecutions does not sentence offenders.’
    • ‘I was asked before as to the power of the Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal against sentence passed.’
    • ‘One complaint has been made direct to my Department and three to the Director of Public Prosecutions.’
    • ‘But her demand was rejected by the then Director of Public Prosecutions.’

Pronunciation:

Director of Public Prosecutions

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