district attorney

noun

: the prosecuting officer of a judicial district

Examples of district attorney in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Restaurants are working with the district attorney’s office and D.C. Council to clarify the language relating to service charges. Zoe Glasser, Washington Post, 9 Feb. 2024 The district attorney’s office filed the waiver on Monday. Emerson Clarridge, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8 Feb. 2024 The lawsuit was settled for $8 million, but the district attorney’s office declined to prosecute either of the deputies involved. Rebecca Ellis, Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2024 Both are not actually evidence of anything more than a fire had occurred, according to the district attorney’s office. Tesfaye Negussie, ABC News, 6 Feb. 2024 Officers in incident weren’t charged That month, the district attorney’s office under George Brauchler reviewed the incident and in early 2021 declined to file charges against the officers. Joe Sutton, CNN, 5 Feb. 2024 According to The Associated Press, Willis requested that Superior Court Scott McAfee deny Michael Roman’s motion to remove her, Wade, and the district attorney’s office from the case, and cancel the hearing scheduled for Feb. 15, when Willis and Wade may be called to testify. Melissa Noel, Essence, 5 Feb. 2024 Based on their findings, the Fulton County district attorney charged Tex with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct. Maureen Maher, CBS News, 27 Jan. 2024 Story continues below advertisement The charges carried a maximum sentence of seven years, according to the district attorney’s office. Bishop Sand, Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of district attorney was in 1789

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“District attorney.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/district%20attorney. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

district attorney

noun
: the prosecuting officer of a judicial district

Legal Definition

district attorney

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

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