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n. slang for District Attorney. (See: District Attorney)

District Attorney (D.A.)

n. an elected official of a county or a designated district with the responsibility for prosecuting crimes. The duties include managing the prosecutor's office, investigating alleged crimes in cooperation with law enforcement, and filing criminal charges or bringing evidence before the Grand Jury that may lead to an indictment for a crime. In some states a District Attorney is officially entitled County Attorney or State's Attorney. United States Attorneys are also called Federal District Attorneys and are prosecutors for districts (there are several in larger states) within the Department of Justice, are appointed by the President and serve at his/her pleasure.


abbreviation for DISTRICT ATTORNEY.
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Try these: Ducktails, St Catherine; Joanna Newsome, Divers Rating EDITORS - IN DREAM EDITORS, once easily definable as the Joy Division fan's favourite current band, had become just another indie rock act by the time of 2013's lacklustre The Weight Of Your Love.
Ducktails is a side project of American band Real Estate's guitarist Matt Mondanile, and fans of the band's melodic, simplistic tunesmithery will feel right at home with St Catherine.
Ducktails The Flower Lane MATT Mondanile may wear his influences on his sleeve as he steps out of the home and into the studio for his fourth album.
The Flower Lane is the first Ducktails album recorded in a proper studio, and its pristine sonics (due, in part, to engineer Al Carson) and eclectic style are a far cry from the murky bedroom pop of his self-recorded 2009 debut, Landscapes.
I do not know if I actually saw it--from so many rows away--but I knew, as he stood there erect in his ducktails, surrounded by the finest of the species, at the very apex of an incredible career, the ovation ringing in his ears, I knew he was probably thinking of his father, his childhood of impossible yearnings in Trinidad, his many years of deep frustration in England, and the long journey done all alone with nothing for company except memories and ambition.
With bands like Lobo Negro blasting hard-edged rockabilly tunes like ``Devil Woman From Outer Space'' on the center stage, hundreds of people, many sporting '50s-style clothing, pompadours, greased ducktails and many, many more tattoos per square inch of skin than the general public, mingled among classic cars that ranged from very rough works-in-progress to the truly immaculate.
Aside from references to occasional opposition to military service, Poiger does not demonstrate that the kids who raced motorcycles, wore ducktails or tight sweaters, and rioted outside Bill Haley concerts saw themselves as rebels against the political system, gender norms, or reigning cultural hierarchies.
DUCKTAILS - ST CATHERINE SINCE its heyday in the 1980s and 1990s, the hunt for high quality guitar-led indie pop has yielded ever diminishing returns.