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PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

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PROSECUTING ATTORNEY (noun)
  The noun PROSECUTING ATTORNEY has 1 sense:

1. a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state

  Familiarity information: PROSECUTING ATTORNEY used as a noun is very rare.


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PROSECUTING ATTORNEY (noun)


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Meaning:

A government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

prosecuting attorney; prosecuting officer; prosecutor; public prosecutor

Hypernyms ("prosecuting attorney" is a kind of...):

attorney; lawyer (a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice)

functionary; official (a worker who holds or is invested with an office)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prosecuting attorney"):

DA; district attorney (an official prosecutor for a judicial district)

state attorney; state's attorney (a prosecuting attorney for a state)


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