The definition of a district attorney is a lawyer who works as a public official, representing the state or government in a given geographic area to prosecute criminals.
A prosecutor who works in New York City and prosecutes criminals in NYC is an example of a district attorney.
in the U.S., a lawyer serving in a specified judicial district as prosecutor for the state or for the federal government in criminal cases
nounAbbr. DA or Dist. Atty.
A public officer who prosecutes cases, especially criminal cases, on behalf of a state, usually within a defined locale or district.
district attorney - Legal Definition
A prosecutor in the state or municipal court system, often an elected official.