district attorney

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Origin of district attorney

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90
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Related Words for district attorney

prosecutor, DA

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British Dictionary definitions for district attorney

district attorney

noun
  1. (in the US) the state prosecuting officer in a specified judicial district
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district attorney in Culture

district attorney

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

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