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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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Police in Dalton, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of Atlanta, tweeted that no children were hurt or were in danger.
Dalton was disappointed, but said he would follow the rule.
I wish I could go back and change that whole day around," Dalton wrote, according to the (http://www.
Tim Dalton and Beth Dalton-Costello, third generation Daltons', entered the family business in 1977 and 1983 respectively and later transitioned into owners of the business.
As house manager, Dalton was paid PS19,000 a year after tax and lived rent free in a cottage with his wife on the family's estate in Loveslock House, Berkshire.
Dr Dalton has served as vice president of Rite Aid, a drug store, as well as founder, chairman, president and CEO of Mednet, ManagedcareRx, Sivault Systems.
After the interviews, a second set of essays turns to specific writers' work, beginning with an article first published in 1992 in which Dalton examines Newfoundland literary representations of the Beothuk and their extirpation at the hands of the island's European colonizers.
Both teams had key players missing, with Andy Mellor a stand-in in goal for Dalton and he was man-of-he-match with some terrific saves to deny Wellington.
Dalton offers integrated services supporting R&D through to small scale commercial manufacturing, all in one company.
The Bengals, who recently signed Dalton to a six-year, $115 million contract extension, believe so and have made it pretty clear he is their man.
Expansion and enhancements have also been carried out to existing stores: TOG 24 have relocated and taken 50% more space and Hallmark are due to upsize and relocate to a unit 40% larger in the next couple of months due to the success of their business at Dalton Park.