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  ( prosecutors    plural  ) In some countries, a prosecutor is a lawyer or official who brings charges against someone or tries to prove in a trial that they are guilty.      n-count  

crown prosecutor        ( crown prosecutors    plural  ) In Britain, a crown prosecutor is a lawyer who works for the state and who prosecutes people who are accused of crimes.      n-count   usu sing  
public prosecutor        ( public prosecutors    plural  ) A public prosecutor is an official who puts people on trial on behalf of the government and people of a particular country.      n-count  
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