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State's attorney   /steɪts ətˈərni/   Listen
State's attorney

A prosecuting attorney for a state.  Synonym: state attorney.

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"State's attorney" Quotes from Famous Books

... hundred miles away. The thought was maddening. Of course, now, the landlady would have material for a new assault. And how could he avert it? A despairing film blurred his sight for the moment—then the eyes flashed daringly. "I will meet it like a man!" he said, mentally— "yea, like a State's Attorney,—I will invite it! Let her do ...
— Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley • James Whitcomb Riley

... overcoat. What could she do if he were sent to prison and she were left free? She was afraid to go to his people and could not possibly go back to hers. In spite of his protest, that very night she sent for the state's attorney and made a full confession, giving her age as eighteen in the hope of making her testimony more valuable. From that time on they stuck to the lie through the indictment, the trial and her conviction. Apparently it had seemed to him only a well-arranged ...
— The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets • Jane Addams

Words linked to "State's attorney" :   prosecuting attorney, public prosecutor, prosecutor, prosecuting officer

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