Director of Public Prosecutions

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Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)

an officer who works under the Attorney General and who is responsible for the prosecution of all serious crime. Sometimes only the consent of the DPP is required. The office is particularly important as it heads up the CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE, which prosecutes most crimes in England.
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