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district attorney Syllabification: dis·trict at·tor·ney
(abbreviation: DA)

Definition of district attorney in English:

noun

A public official who acts as prosecutor for the state or the federal government in court in a particular district.
Example sentences
  • The report examines the corruption of some of the union officials who have not been prosecuted by the district attorney's office.
  • Biely resigned from the district attorney's office and officially withdrew as a candidate, but could not get his name off the ballot.
  • Only if a manufacturer refused to comply could the bureau turn the case over to a district attorney for prosecution.

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