district attorney


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district attorney

n. Abbr. DA or Dist. Atty.
A public officer who prosecutes cases, especially criminal cases, on behalf of a state, usually within a defined locale or district.

district attorney

n
(Law) (in the US) the state prosecuting officer in a specified judicial district

dis′trict attor′ney


n.
an officer who acts as attorney for the people or government within a specified district.
[1780–90, Amer.]

district attorney

The state prosecuting officer in a particular judicial district.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.district attorney - an official prosecutor for a judicial district
prosecuting attorney, prosecuting officer, prosecutor, public prosecutor - a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
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A word, a personal word from him to the district attorney, or the judge, would be enough.
A policeman, chewing stolidly, nodded toward an elevator shaft, and other policemen nodded him further on to the office of the district attorney.
The district attorney ran his finger briskly down a printed card.
The district attorney shook hands quickly, and retreated to his private office.
Court doesn't open for a few minutes yet," said the assistant district attorney.
District Attorney,” said the Judge, “the prisoner is ready; we wait for the indictment.
When he had done, and the district attorney declined putting any further interrogatories, Mr.
District Attorney,” said Judge Temple, affecting to busy himself with his minutes, “proceed with the second indictment.
At length the District Attorney called the wood-chopper to the bar, Billy gave an extremely confused account of the whole affair, although he evidently aimed at the truth, until Mr.
And to this day in the outlying districts many have it that Chuck Connors, with his hand on his heart, leads reform; and that but for the noble municipal efforts of one Parkhurst, a district attorney, the notorious "Bishop" Potter gang would have destroyed law and order from the Bowery to the Harlem River.
Assistant District Attorney Johnson returned to her city residence yesterday for the season.
If you do, say so, and I'll cut out the District Attorney act and talk about the weather.

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