§ 7A-66.1. Office of solicitor may be denominated as office of district attorney; "solicitor" and "district attorney" made interchangeable; interchangeable use authorized in proceedings, documents, and quotations.
(a) The constitutional office of solicitor may be denominated as the office of "district attorney" for all purposes, and the terms "solicitor" and "district attorney" shall be identical in meaning and interchangeable in use. All terms derived from or related to the term "solicitor" may embody this denomination.
(b) Repealed by Session Laws 1975, c. 956, s. 5.
(c) The interchangeable use authorized in this section includes use in all forms of oral, written, visual, and other communication including:
(1) Oaths of office;
(2) Other oaths or orations required or permitted in court or official proceedings;
(7) Judgments and other court orders and records;
(8) Opinions in cases;
(12) Official commissions, orders of appointment, proclamations, executive orders, and other official papers or pronouncements of the Governor or any executive, legislative, or judicial official of the State or any of its subdivisions;
(13) Official and unofficial letterheads;
(14) Campaign advertisements;
(15) Official and unofficial public notices; and
(16) In all other contexts not enumerated.
The interchangeability authorized in this section extends to the privilege of substituting terminology in matter quoted in oral, written, and other modes of communication without making indication of such change, except where such change may result in a substantive misunderstanding. Reprints or certifications of the text of the Constitution of North Carolina made by the Secretary of State, however, must retain the original terminology and indicate in brackets beside the original terminology the appropriate alternative words. (1973, c. 47, s. 1; 1975, c. 956, s. 5.)