Search Result for "district_attorney":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. an official prosecutor for a judicial district;
[syn: district attorney, DA]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

District \Dis"trict\, n. [LL. districtus district, fr. L. districtus, p. p. of distringere: cf. F. district. See Distrain.] 1. (Feudal Law) The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing. [1913 Webster] 2. A division of territory; a defined portion of a state, town, or city, etc., made for administrative, electoral, or other purposes; as, a congressional district, judicial district, land district, school district, etc. [1913 Webster] To exercise exclusive legislation . . . over such district not exceeding ten miles square. --The Constitution of the United States. [1913 Webster] 3. Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract. [1913 Webster] These districts which between the tropics lie. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] Congressional district. See under Congressional. District attorney, the prosecuting officer of a district or district court. District court, a subordinate municipal, state, or United States tribunal, having jurisdiction in certain cases within a judicial district. District judge, one who presides over a district court. District school, a public school for the children within a school district. [U.S.] Syn: Division; circuit; quarter; province; tract; region; country. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

district attorney n 1: an official prosecutor for a judicial district [syn: district attorney, DA]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

27 Moby Thesaurus words for "district attorney": AG, DA, KC, QC, SSC, US attorney, attorney general, civilian, corporation lawyer, court-appointed lawyer, criminal lawyer, defense counsel, junior counsel, law agent, leader, mouthpiece, private attorney, prosecuting attorney, prosecutor, public prosecutor, publicist, silk, silk gown, solicitor general, special pleader, stuff gown, stuff-gownsman