district attorney

district attorney

noun
an officer who acts as attorney for the people or government within a specified district.

Origin:
1780–90, Americanism

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

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district attorney (DA)

An official responsible for representing the government in court cases and for prosecuting criminals.

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