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dis·trict at·tor·ney

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. district attorney, DA(noun)

    an official prosecutor for a judicial district


  1. district attorney(Noun)

    The title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of alleged criminals.


  1. District attorney

    The District Attorney, in many jurisdictions in the United States, is the elected or appointed official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminal offenses. The district attorney is the highest officeholder in the legal department of the jurisdiction – generally the county in the U.S. – and supervises a staff of assistant or deputy district attorneys. Depending on the system in place, district attorneys may be appointed by the chief executive of the region or elected by the voters of the jurisdiction. An Executive Assistant District Attorney, Chief Assistant District Attorney, or First Assistant District Attorney is a title given the senior-most manager in a prosecutor's office under the district attorney. The people who hold these titles are generally considered the second-in-command for the office, and usually report directly to the head prosecutor. The exact roles and job assignments for each title vary with each individual office, but generally include management of the daily activities and supervision of specialized divisions within the office. Often, the EADA may oversee or prosecute some of the larger crimes within the jurisdiction. In some offices the Executive Assistant District Attorney has the responsibility of hiring lawyers and other staff members. Often, the EADA supervises press-releases and oversees the work of the office staff.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of district attorney in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of district attorney in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of district attorney in a Sentence

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    Because of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a lot of people started looking for ways to effect positive change in the justice system, and as they were looking for ways to do that, they... realized that I was running for district attorney.

  2. James Heckman:

    I want justice served, manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance's raped, molested all these women and nothing's been done and that makes me furious.

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    The investigation has been forwarded to the Dallas County District Attorney's Office for their actions. Therefore, we respectfully decline your interview request.

  4. Leslie McGraw:

    I wasn’t expecting the district attorney’s decision last week, that was a complete shock I was really surprised.

  5. Jared Woodfill:

    This is a huge win for the pro-life movement, the court recognized that the charges brought by the Harris County District Attorney's Office were flawed from their inception.

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  • εισαγγελέαςGreek
  • procuradora, procurador, fiscalSpanish
  • yleinen syyttäjä, piirisyyttäjäFinnish
  • прокурорRussian

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