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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.
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(Law) (in the US) the state prosecuting officer in a specified judicial district
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an officer who acts as attorney for the people or government within a specified district.
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The state prosecuting officer in a particular judicial district.
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