District-attorney meaning

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.

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A public officer who prosecutes cases, especially criminal cases, on behalf of a state, usually within a defined locale or district.
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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.
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A prosecutor in the state or municipal court system, often an elected official.
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(US) The title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of alleged criminals.
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