state's attorney

state's attorney
noun Date: 1809 a legal officer (as a district attorney) appointed or elected to represent a state in court proceedings within a district — called also state attorney

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • state's attorney — n: a district attorney that represents a state compare united states attorney Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. state s attorney …   Law dictionary

  • State’s Attorney — State s Attorney ist die Bezeichnung für einen Staatsanwalt in den Vereinigten Staaten: United States Attorney, zuständig für die Verfolgung von Bundesverbrechen District Attorney, auch State s Attorney, County Attorney, County Prosecutor,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • State's attorney — ☆ State s attorney n. a lawyer appointed or elected to prepare cases for a U.S. state and represent it in court …   English World dictionary

  • State's Attorney — In the United States, the State s Attorney (or State Attorney) is an appointed or elected official who represents the State (prosecution) in criminal prosecutions and is often the chief law enforcement officer of their respective county, circuit …   Wikipedia

  • state's attorney — noun a prosecuting attorney for a state • Syn: ↑state attorney • Hypernyms: ↑prosecutor, ↑public prosecutor, ↑prosecuting officer, ↑prosecuting attorney * * * noun, pl ⋯ neys [count] US : ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • state's attorney — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms state s attorney : singular state s attorney plural state s attorneys a lawyer who works for the state in US legal cases …   English dictionary

  • state's attorney — state s′ (or state′) attor′ney n. law (in judicial proceedings) the legal representative of the state • Etymology: 1770–80, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • state's attorney — state s at torney noun count a lawyer who works for the state in U.S. legal cases …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • state's attorney — An officer who represents the State in securing indictments and in prosecuting criminal cases. Also called District or County Attorney or Prosecuting Attorney. Commonly he is elected in a county election and his authority is county wide …   Black's law dictionary

  • state's attorney — See attorney general; county attorney; district attorney; prosecuting attorney …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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