United States attorney
Unit·ed States attorney n: an attorney in the Department of Justice who is appointed either by the president or the attorney general of the United States and acts as the prosecutor in federal criminal cases and as counsel for the U.S. in civil actions within the federal judicial district to which he or she is assigned

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

United States Attorney
n.
An attorney appointed by the president to represent the U.S. government in civil lawsuits and other matters in a judicial district; see also district attorney

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


United States Attorney
The prosecutor in charge of enforcing the federal criminal laws of the United States in a particular district. Each U.S. Attorney is responsible for enforcing certain federal civil statutes, such as the Civil Rights Act. U.S. Attorneys are appointed by the president and the job is considered a political plum. Typical cases brought by the U.S. Attorney and Assistant U.S. Attorneys are immigration violations, drug importation, securities fraud, and bank robberies. Any offense committed on federal property (such as a military base or national park) may be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


United States Attorney
n. An attorney appointed by the President of the United States to plead the United States government's case in civil and criminal cases in a federal district court. A United States attorney works under the direction of the Attorney General of the United States; each federal judicial district has one United States Attorney, with an office composed of multiple Assistant United States Attorneys.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


United States Attorney
A federal district attorney appointed by the President to prosecute for all offenses committed against the United States; to prosecute or defend for the government all civil actions in which it is concerned and perform all duties of the district to which he/she is assigned.

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