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

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90
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British Dictionary definitions for district attorney

district attorney

noun
(in the US) the state prosecuting officer in a specified judicial district
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Cultural definitions for district attorney

district attorney

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

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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