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district attorney

noun [C]
 
 
( abbreviation D.A.)
LAW in the US, a lawyer who is chosen to represent the government of a particular district (= local area or state), and whose duties include deciding whether a crime should be judged in court: Under state law, a request for a special prosecutor can come only from a district attorney. Police plan to review the case with the Manhattan district attorney's office early next week.
Translations of “district attorney”
in Chinese (Traditional) 地方檢察官…
in Russian окружной прокурор…
in Turkish bölge avukatı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地方检察官…
in Polish prokurator rejonowy…
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