Definition of public defender noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


public defender

BrE BrE//ˌpʌblɪk dɪˈfendə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpʌblɪk dɪˈfendər//
(law) People in law
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(in the US) a lawyer who is paid by the government to defend people in court if they cannot pay for a lawyer themselves See related entries: People in law
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: public defender