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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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They included "Calvis," or Calvin Olsen, 44, who was dressed as Elvis in a high piled ducktail wig and heavy gold framed glasses.
The fixed rear spoiler in the form of the legendary ducktail spoiler from the Carrera RS 2.
Only 250 SCs will be built, complete with ducktail spoiler and Fuchs-style alloys made famous by the 70s RS 2.
It's whisper soft, waterproof and breathable, with an adjustable billed hood and a unique ducktail built into the jacket that can be unsnapped, in the event of foul weather, to extend the length of the garment.
The vehicle features a revised front fascia, including a front lip spoiler, updated rocker panels which runs along the length of the car with a small ducktail spoiler, and Alpina-specific wheels.
I was unsure how far to take the whole 50s greaser theme, but finally decided to do the ducktail wigs, mainly because my Danny had beautiful long hair flowing halfway down his back that he had no intention of parting with.
Vestigial feature: One thing that many owners liked about the old BMW X5 was the little ducktail design on the tailgate.
At the same time he listened to the blues on WDIA ('the Mother Station of the Negroes'), explored the black neighbourhoods around Beale Street, and began to cultivate the long sideburns and greasy ducktail that soon became the preferred look for rockabilly musicians in the US and teddy boys in the UK.
I walked the path behind a man on Rollerblades in pink tights and a ducktail who carefully and gracefully weaved between the bicyclists and the runners and the old ladies.
Brilliantine was essential to maintaining the gravity-defying men's hairstyles of the 1950s: the exaggerated ducktail of the Bodgie and Elvis's engorged cowlick.
Cars from more than 40 states plus Canada travel to participate in the annual James Dean Festival Ducktail Run Rod & Custom Show in Gas City, Indiana.
In the 1950s the flattop and ducktail formed the archetypal image of teen boys of that decade, as did the ponytail for girls.