district attorney


Definition of district attorney

: the prosecuting officer of a judicial district

Examples of district attorney in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brooke Jenkins, the district attorney of San Francisco, is withdrawing plea deals offered by her predecessor in more than 30 fentanyl-dealing cases in one of the first major shifts in the office’s approach under the new D.A. Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2022 The driver, identified as 36-year-old Matthew Leahey, aimed the gun at Ramic’s head and pulled the trigger at least twice, said Jeffrey Lowe, a Multnomah County deputy district attorney. oregonlive, 29 July 2022 Gwen Keyes Fleming, former district attorney of Georgia’s DeKalb County, which abuts Fulton County, said evidence of a conspiracy could lead to charges under Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, or RICO, law. Cameron Mcwhirter, WSJ, 28 July 2022 And a woman who has identified herself as a publicist for the rapper Kanye West. Fani T. Willis, the Atlanta area district attorney, has been leading the investigation since early last year. New York Times, 23 July 2022 Randy Reynolds, the district attorney in charge of prosecuting felony cases, did not return phone calls. Susan Carroll, NBC News, 22 July 2022 The special grand jury was empaneled in January at the request of Willis, the district attorney. Graham Kates, CBS News, 20 July 2022 Russo, the district attorney, told The Post that the next month of the investigation should determine whether additional charges will be brought against Price or the county. Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 8 July 2022 Huss plays Mike Gerard, the district attorney’s chief of investigations. Carson Burton, Variety, 23 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of district attorney

1789, in the meaning defined above

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8 Aug 2022

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“District attorney.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/district%20attorney. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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Legal Definition of district attorney

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

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