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attorney general

n. pl. attorneys general or attorney generals
1. The chief law officer and legal counsel of the government of a state or nation.
2. Attorney General The head of the US Department of Justice and a member of the President's cabinet.

attorney general

n, pl attorneys general or attorney generals
1. (Law) a country's chief law officer and senior legal adviser to its government
2. (Law) (in the US) the chief law officer and legal adviser of a state government
3. (Law) (in some states of the US) a public prosecutor
4. (Professions) (in some states of the US) a public prosecutor

Attorney General

n
1. (Law) (in the United Kingdom except Scotland) the senior law officer and chief legal counsel of the Crown: a member of the government and of the House of Commons
2. (Law) (in the US) the chief law officer and legal adviser to the Administration: head of the Department of Justice and member of the cabinet
3. (Law) (in Australia and New Zealand) the chief government law officer: a member of Parliament and usually a cabinet minister

attor′ney gen′eral



n., pl. attorneys general, attorney generals.
(often caps.) the chief law officer of a country or state and head of its legal department: the U.S. Attorney General is the head of the Department of Justice and a member of the president's cabinet.
[1575–85]

attorney general

The chief law officer and legal advisor of a state or nation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.attorney general - the chief law officer of a country or state
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
law officer, lawman, peace officer - an officer of the law
2.attorney general - the person who holds the position of secretary of the Justice DepartmentAttorney General - the person who holds the position of secretary of the Justice Department; "Edmund Randolph was the first Attorney General, appointed by President Washington"
secretary - a person who is head of an administrative department of government
3.Attorney General - the position of the head of the Justice Department and the chief law enforcement officer of the United States; "the post of Attorney General was created in 1789"
secretaryship - the position of secretary
United States Cabinet, US Cabinet - a board to advise the President; members are the secretaries of executive departments; the United States constitution does not provide for the cabinet
Translations
תובע כלליתובעת כללית

Attorney General

n pl <Attorneys General or Attorney Generals> (US: = public prosecutor) (of state government)˜ Generalstaatsanwalt m/-anwältin f; (of federal government)˜ Generalbundesanwalt m/-anwältin f; (Brit) → ˜ Justizminister(in) m(f)

Attorney General

n (Brit) → Procuratore m Generale (Am) → Ministro della Giustizia
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The Attorney General caused, on the 16th of August, 1672, Cornelius de Witt to be arrested; and the noble brother of John de Witt had, like the vilest criminal, to undergo, in one of the apartments of the town prison, the preparatory degrees of torture, by means of which his judges expected to force from him the confession of his alleged plot against William of Orange.
However, during the proceedings, Additional Attorney General Rana Waqar informed the court that Ashtar Ausaf was in Lahore due to the death of Asma Jahangir.
exists even if the attorney general privately believes that some higher
When an attorney general comes from the White House itself--the "Oval Office attorney general"--fair investigation "becomes a virtual impossibility" (p.
Fortunately, neither the attorney general nor the president himself has the ability to legally suspend habeas corpus.
Even for those of us who live, eat, breath and practice real estate, it would be simplistic to think that Cuomo's entire focus as attorney general will be on making condominium construction, development, sponsorship and sales a smooth and cost-efficient process.
California taxpayers face decades of escalating payments for the nation's most generous retiree pension and health care benefits and there is compelling evidence the California Public Employees Retirement System is manipulating actuarial assumptions to conceal the true cost of the benefits,'' Richman, R-Granada Hills, wrote in a recent letter to Attorney General Bill Lockyer.
Now Manhattan attorney Sean Patrick Maloney is hoping to overcome Burstein's legacy and become the first openly gay state attorney general in the nation.
30, which was sponsored by the California Attorney General.
Your office also requested that the Office of the Attorney General issue a written waiver to the Chicago Police Department for its previous failure to comply with the original statute," Mutchler wrote.
27) The attorney general has the sole authority to admit witnesses and their immediate families into the Program.
The Pledge of Allegiance is a beautiful expression of patriotism and freedom that in no way violates the Constitution," Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline told The Kansas City Star.

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