Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
a government agency set up to prosecute crime in England. It is headed by the Director of Public Prosecutions. It takes over all prosecutions instigated by the police. It closely corresponds to the Scottish procurator fiscal service.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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