What does district attorney mean?

Definitions for district attorney
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.

How to pronounce district attorney?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say district attorney in sign language?

  1. districtattorney


  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

  1. Leslie McGraw:

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

  2. Bob Grant:

    The district attorney will argue although the defendant is mentally ill, he is not insane under the law, and society deserves its pound of flesh from him.

  3. Gary Kaufman:

    The district attorney's press release, by specifically naming Usher Raymond and Adam Lambert as alleged victims, only emphasizes what we have believed from day one, that this is a publicity driven prosecution, the people's case is no better today than it was a year ago. Unlike a fine wine, this case does not get better with age. Mr. Ackerman is not just presumed to be innocent, he is in fact innocent.

  4. Mark Geragos:

    We are thankful that the district attorney rejected felony charges in this matter, this case never should have been part of the criminal justice system to begin with.

  5. Benjamin Brafman:

    One of my concerns is that by virtue of some of the publicity that has occurred over the weekend, that the ability for people to keep an open mind is of concern to me, i also think that the pressure that is being brought to bear on the (Manhattan) District Attorney's office demanding that an indictment or prosecution of Mr. Weinstein proceed is inappropriate pressure.

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

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