procurator fiscal

procurator fiscal
UK [ˌprɒkjʊreɪtə(r) ˈfɪsk(ə)l] / US [ˌprɑkjureɪtə ˈfɪsk(ə)l] noun [countable]
Word forms "procurator fiscal":
singular procurator fiscal plural procurator fiscals British
in Scotland, a lawyer who works for the government and whose job is to decide whether there is enough evidence to put someone on trial for a crime. In England and Wales this work is done by the Crown Prosecution Service.

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  • procurator fiscal — Fiscal Fis cal, n. 1. The income of a prince or a state; revenue; exchequer. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. A treasurer. H. Swinburne. [1913 Webster] 3. A public officer in Scotland who prosecutes in petty criminal cases; called also {procurator …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Procurator Fiscal — A procurator fiscal is the public prosecutor in Scotland, also carrying out functions broadly equivalent to the coroner in other legal systems.For the majority of crimes in Scotland the procurators fiscal present cases for the prosecution in the… …   Wikipedia

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  • procurator fiscal — noun or procurator of the fisk : the public prosecutor of a local district (as a shire) in Scotland …   Useful english dictionary

  • PROCURATOR-FISCAL —    is a Scottish law officer appointed by the sheriff, and irremovable on efficient and good behaviour, whose duties are to initiate the prosecution of crimes and inquire into deaths under suspicious circumstances …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • procurator fiscal — local public prosecutor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • procurator fiscal — noun (in Scotland) a local coroner and public prosecutor …   English new terms dictionary

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