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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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Running backs, tight ends, wide receivers, and you've got Dalton operating that offense and he has been doing well.
The new direction moves away from simply showing Dalton Park as a discount shopping centre and will have a much more high-fashion feel, including the use of emotive language to engage with the audience.
Dalton added: "I think Roger was fine as Bond, but the movies had become too much techno-pop and had lost track of their sense of story.
Given the selection of the press, Dalton then finished its plan to include robotic loading of the equipment, automatic unload onto a conveyor shot blast machine to remove loose metal shavings, cosmetic touch-up of the trimmed surfaces and an automatic rust inhibitor application taking the finished castings to their packaging location--all with no manpower from the robotic loading up to the packaging point.
Dalton maintained throughout that he accidentally killed Korean-born Tae Hui after suffering years of torment and provocation at her hands.
The only reference to Trumbo's speaking to the FBI that I know of can be found in his published letters, Additional Dialogue: Letters of Dalton Trumbo, 1942-61 (M.
Dalton included the usual political facts, but fleshes out the story with many personal stories and excerpts from letters from family and friends.
The (national team shooters) are accustomed to more exacting accuracy and generous time limits,'' Steel Challenge co-event director Mike Dalton said.
Taylor 9 South Associates LLC, a partnership that includes Dalton Properties and New York Giants running back Ron Dayne, owns the 86,750-SF, two-story building on Route 9 South at Taylors Mills Road in Manalapan, N.
For every Liberace or Nureyev or Michael Bennett," says Joseph Dalton, "there are dozens more artists who did not reach that level of fame but may have been just as accomplished and eloquent"--but whose voices have been silenced by AIDS.
BISYS (New York), a provider of training resources for the financial services sector, has acquired Dalton Publications (St.