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1. A private person who institutes and carries on a legal action, especially a criminal action. — aka private prosecutor. — prosecutorial, adj.
2. A legal officer who represents the state or federal government in criminal proceedings. See DISTRICT ATTORNEY; UNITED STATES ATTORNEY; ATTORNEY GENERAL. — aka public prosecutor; state’s attorney; public commissioner. 
1. A prosecuting attorney; a prosecuting officer; a prosecuting witness.
The plaintiff or petitioner for a writ of certiorari is called a prosecutor in some jurisdiction. State, Cape May etc., Railway C o v Cape May, 59 NJL 396, 36 A 696. 
1. A public official, elected or appointed, who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of her jurisdiction. EXAMPLES: the district attorney of a county; the attorney general of a state; a United States Attorney.
2. A person who commences or maintains a civil action. 
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prosecuting attorney – an elected or appointed attorney at law, who serves as a public officer, to conduct criminal prosecutions on behalf of his jurisdiction. A district attorney actively serving as prosecutor in a case.
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: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
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by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949). Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning. ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.
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