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English definition of “district attorney”

district attorney

noun [C]  /ˈdɪs·trɪkt əˈtɜr·ni/ (abbreviation D.A.)
a lawyer who represents the government of a region in court trials, and who decides which cases the government will take to court
(Definition of district attorney noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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