Definition of district attorney noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


district attorney

BrE BrE//ˌdɪstrɪkt əˈtɜːni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪstrɪkt əˈtɜːrni//
(abbreviation DA)
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(in the US) a lawyer who is responsible for bringing criminal charges against somebody in a particular area or state
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: district attorney