prosecutor

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Etymology[edit]

1590s, from Medieval Latin prosecutor, from prōsequor (English prosecute).[1]

Surface analysis is prosecute +‎ -or.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɑsəˌkjuːtəɹ/

Noun[edit]

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prosecutor (plural prosecutors)

  1. (law) a prosecuting attorney.
    Annie Jay was the Wisconsin government prosecutor in the trial of a man for forging his client's signature.
  2. (law) a person, as a complainant, victim, or chief witness, who institutes prosecution in a criminal proceeding.
    The prosecutor got the witness to admit he was lying.

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  1. ^ prosecutor” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.