Lawyer vs. Prosecutor

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Lawyer and Prosecutor is that the Lawyer is a legal professional who helps clients and represents them in a court of law and Prosecutor is a supreme representative of the prosecution (of the state).

  • Lawyer

    A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney, attorney at law, barrister, barrister-at-law, bar-at-law, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor at law, or solicitor, but not as a paralegal or charter executive secretary. Working as a lawyer involves the practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems, or to advance the interests of those who hire lawyers to perform legal services.

    The role of the lawyer varies greatly across legal jurisdictions, and so it can be treated here in only the most general terms.

  • Prosecutor

    The prosecutor is the chief legal representative of the prosecution in countries with either the common law adversarial system, or the civil law inquisitorial system. The prosecution is the legal party responsible for presenting the case in a criminal trial against an individual accused of breaking the law. Typically, the prosecutor represents the government in the case brought against the accused person.

  • Lawyer (noun)

    A professional person qualified (as by a law degree and/or bar exam) and authorized to practice law, i.e. conduct lawsuits and/or give legal advice.

  • Lawyer (noun)

    By extension, a legal layman who argues points of law.

  • Lawyer (noun)

    The burbot

  • Lawyer (verb)

    To practice law.

  • Lawyer (verb)

    To perform, or attempt to perform, the work of a lawyer.

  • Lawyer (verb)

    To make legalistic arguments.

  • Lawyer (verb)

    To barrage (a person) with questions in order to get them to admit something.

    “You’ve been lawyered!”

  • Prosecutor (noun)

    a prosecuting attorney.

    “Annie Jay was the Wisconsin government prosecutor in the trial of a man for forging his client’s signature.”

  • Prosecutor (noun)

    a person, as a complainant, victim, or chief witness, who institutes prosecution in a criminal proceeding.

    “The prosecutor got the witness to admit he was lying.”


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