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district attorney

noun

Definition of district attorney

  1. :  the prosecuting officer of a judicial district



1789

First Known Use of district attorney

1789


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district attorney

noun

Legal Definition of district attorney

  1. :  the prosecuting officer of a judicial district — see also state's attorney




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