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.
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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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