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procurator

a representative of a party.
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PROCURATOR, civil law. A proctor; a person who acts for another by virtue of a procuration. Procurator est, qui aliena negotia mandata Domini administrat. Dig 3, 3, 1. Vide Attorney; Authority.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The procuracy, established in the 18th century and active today, institutionalized the oversight of the whole system by officials reporting to the highest authorities.
The fact that central initiatives tend to exert more influence on the behavior of DIC is consistent with the theoretical expectation that the DIC would be more responsive to directives from its Beijing headquarters than the procuracy, as explained in Section 3.1, above.
(148.) For an example, an official of the Supreme People's Procuracy staff spoke to a television broadcast in Beijing.
* Chongqing Dadukou District Procuracy has been running a restorative justice project on a trial basis for 20 juvenile delinquents who received suspended sentences since 2004.
Both procuracy bodies and Urmat Barktabasov are guilty in the events which took place yesterday.
3, 11 (P.R.C.) amended in 1983, 1986, and 2006 (Article 3 discusses Socialism, and Article 11 discusses Democratic Centralism); [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] Renmin jianchayuan zuzhifa [People's Procuracy Organic Law] (promulgated by the Standing Comm.
(5) The incidents include the killings of the Minister of the Interior of Dagestan, regional administrators, relatives of mayors, members of the procuracy, deputy mufti, and an odd target, the head of a children's dance troupe in Ingushetia.
In these eight essays leading thinkers evaluate the political realities, covering such topics as the problem of misplaced sovereignty and its relation to constitutionalism and accountability, the Russian Constitutional Court's long struggle for viable federalism, judge-made principles in theory and practice, whether the constitution matters in the case of freedom of the press, constitutional questions deferred in the unresolved case of the Procuracy, modern Russian political procedure in terms of the adversarial principle and the guilty plea, jury trial and adversary procedure reform, Russia's constitutional project and prospects for the future.
When the Federal Government intervenes in local cases, it works through the Procuracy, Ministry of Justice, Presidential Administration, and the courts.
In another article, Peerenboom points out that the close relationship between the judicial and executive branches in China has "made possible some institutions and practices such as review by adjudicative committees and individual case supervision by the procuracy and people's congress that would be difficult to reconcile with conceptions of judicial independence and separation of power principles in liberal democracies" ("Regulatory Compliance", supra note 3 at 9).
Kuzmik, Recent Development, Rule of Law and Legal Reform in Ukraine: A Review of the New Procuracy Law 34 HARV.
But investigations into Yukos by the Procuracy General resulted in the arrests of key figures in Yukos ownership, including Platon Lebedev in July and Khodorkovsky on Oct.25, 2003, and the seizure of about half the Yukos shares.