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"district attorney" in British English

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district attorneynoun [C]

uk   /ˌdɪs.trɪkt əˈtɜː.ni/  us   /ˌdɪs.trɪkt əˈtɝː.ni/ (abbreviation DA)
a lawyer whose job is to represent the government in a particular area 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 court trials, 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 (= 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.
(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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