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Meaning of “district attorney” in the English Dictionary

"district attorney" in British English

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district attorneynoun [C]

uk   us   (abbreviation DA)
a ​lawyer whose ​job is to ​represent the ​government in a ​particulararea of the US
(Definition of district attorney from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"district attorney" in American English

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district attorneynoun [C]

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

"district attorney" in Business English

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district attorneynoun [C]

uk   us   ( abbreviation D.A.)
LAW in the US, a ​lawyer who is chosen to ​represent the ​government of a particular district (= ​localarea or ​state), and whose ​dutiesinclude deciding whether a ​crime should be ​judged in ​court: Under ​statelaw, a ​request for a ​specialprosecutor can come only from a ​districtattorney. Police ​plan to ​review the ​case with the Manhattan district attorney's ​office early next week.
(Definition of district attorney from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “district attorney”
in Chinese (Simplified) 地方检察官…
in Turkish bölge avukatı…
in Russian окружной прокурор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地方檢察官…
in Polish prokurator rejonowy…
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