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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.

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abbreviation for DISTRICT ATTORNEY.
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Summary: Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri slammed Dar al-Fatwa Sunday, saying the functions of Lebanon's top Sunni religious authority have deteriorated and it no longer represents the voice of moderation.
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He added that CBK in the past few months has received complaints from Dar 's shareholders and creditors that they have not gotten funds owed to them by Dar.
Emam Al Wahaibi said the Indian embassy had been a constant source of support to Dar Al Atta'a in its endeavours.
Dar's original trial was told the first of his victims was subjected to an assault in a car park near the Phoenix Park.
When approached by media, the former minister's son, Ali Dar, confirmed that his father has 'decided to take up with the UK Home Office the matter of the on-going media trial against him by Pakistani Authorities in relation to the purported MOU signed for his extradition'.
The lawyer asked whether the JIT had verified the assets declaration that Mr Dar had submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in 2008.
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During the hearing by a three-member bench of the apex court, the additional attorney general informed the bench that the United Kingdom's Home Department has sent questions regarding Dar's return.
ISLAMABAD -- The accountability court on Monday ordered to auction three more plots of former finance minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ishaq Dar.