Definition of prosecutor in English:



  • 1A person, especially a public official, who institutes legal proceedings against someone.

    ‘prosecutors are fully entitled to bring any number of offences against a single defendant’
    • ‘However, he did not respond to the summons and did not appear at the offices of the prosecutors.’
    • ‘Government prosecutors issued warrants for the arrest of five leading bank union officials.’
    • ‘He said prosecutors were opening a criminal investigation into possible negligence.’
    • ‘The Paris prosecutor's office said it was closing the file into his death as a result of the police conclusions.’
    • ‘He added that the list of universities has been handed over to the prosecutor's office.’
    • ‘She did not make any public comment regarding her summons and prosecutors did not comment after she was released.’
    • ‘He said that his role was as a prosecutor and ‘he wanted to prosecute’ if at all possible.’
    • ‘Government prosecutors will now seek warrants for the arrest of the nine strike leaders.’
    • ‘Such proceedings are intended by the prosecutor to culminate in a confiscation order.’
    • ‘The county prosecutor is a public official, but he called these people animals and thugs.’
    • ‘She says the emphasis is on police and prosecutors initiating legal action, to take pressure off the woman.’
    • ‘As soon as he leaves office, prosecutors can call him to the dock.’
    • ‘The prosecutor's office said his mother identified the body the same day.’
    • ‘The group pledged funding to the state prosecutor's office to help it to track down the killers.’
    • ‘He makes it sound like the kind of thing that a prosecutor would want to prosecute.’
    • ‘The French government has asked prosecutors to open a preliminary manslaughter inquiry.’
    1. 1.1A barrister or other lawyer who conducts the case against a defendant in a criminal court.
      ‘the prosecutor rose to give the opening address’
      • ‘The prosecutors left the Court without explaining the request for such a light sentence.’
      • ‘They will come before the judge and the state prosecutor accompanied by their lawyers.’
      • ‘It was like a prosecutor and a defense lawyer, and it was kind of this adversarial process.’
      • ‘It usually takes one week for a copy of a Supreme Court's verdict to reach the prosecutors via a district court.’
      • ‘After the mandatory training, they will become judges, prosecutors, or lawyers.’
      • ‘People don't even understand what the role of a prosecutor is, or the role of a defence lawyer is.’
      • ‘The verdicts and sentences were announced outside the courtroom by the prosecutor and defence lawyers.’
      • ‘The politicians don't have any say over how the prosecutors or judges act.’
      • ‘The prosecutor said the defendant told police he had bought the pistol from a model shop, to shoot rats in his back yard.’
      • ‘The prosecutor earlier asked the court to sentence David to four years in jail.’
      • ‘The prosecutor added the defendant had previous convictions, mostly for dishonesty.’
      • ‘Secondly, the judge, the prosecutor, his lawyer and myself all have the cellular phone record.’
      • ‘Court prosecutors will be able to investigate an alleged war crime via one of three mechanisms.’
      • ‘After the conviction prosecutors asked the court in the city of Tel Aviv to hand down five life sentences.’
      • ‘So where is the line over which either a judge or a prosecutor cannot step?’
      • ‘The prosecutor would not be in contempt of court if the prosecutor did not proceed with the indictment.’
      • ‘This includes the judges, prosecutors and defence lawyers, who are all military officers.’
      • ‘The tests will be a prerequisite for candidates seeking to be judges, prosecutors or lawyers.’
      • ‘She said she was lucky because state prosecutors advised the court to reject the case.’
      • ‘Defendants and prosecutors may appeal a verdict to the Court of Appeals and then to the Supreme Court.’