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 The internal affairs investigation, to determine if the officer followed policy, would follow the district attorney's review, according to Welch. Sarah Moon, CNN, "Family of Black man fatally shot by Northern California police officer files civil rights lawsuit," 6 Apr. 2021 The paper said Sprague helped send hundreds of murderers to prison during 17 years with the city district attorney's office. Mark Scolforo, Star Tribune, "Philly lawyer Sprague, active in civic affairs, dies at 95," 5 Apr. 2021 Gonzalez is scheduled to be arraigned Friday afternoon, according to the district attorney's office. NBC News, "Man accused of killing four in Calif. shooting charged with murder; victims identified," 2 Apr. 2021 But the district attorney's office is ready for trial. Richard Schlesinger, CBS News, "Former political candidate inserts himself into the case of a missing girl and ends up a murder suspect," 27 Mar. 2021 That call is now the focus of a criminal probe launched by the Fulton County district attorney's office in February. Quinn Scanlan, ABC News, "Trump backs GOP congressman's bid against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger," 22 Mar. 2021 Aaron added the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Davidson County district attorney's office will continue to investigate and analyze the incident. Kaelan Deese, Washington Examiner, "Nashville police release footage of shooting that killed woman and injured officer," 12 Mar. 2021 The other defendants pleaded not guilty, the district attorney's office said. Fox News, "California murder suspect mistakenly released from LA-area jail," 11 Mar. 2021 Hall said that when Riser was first identified as a person of interest, police working alongside the Dallas County district attorney's office, determined there wasn't yet enough evidence to charge him. Jamie Stengle, Chron, "Ex-chief: Dallas cop kept on job to not tip him off to probe," 5 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of district attorney

1789, in the meaning defined above

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“District attorney.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/district%20attorney. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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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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