procurator fiscal - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] British 

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/ˌprɒkjʊreɪtə(r) ˈfɪsk(ə)l/
singularprocurator fiscal
pluralprocurator fiscals
  1. 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.