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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.
19) The application must contain evidence establishing the nature of the alien's cooperation with the government, the need for the alien's presence in the United States, all conduct and conditions that may constitute grounds for exclusion, and all factors and considerations warranting favorable consideration by the attorney general on the alien's behalf.
In August, Assistant Attorney General Peter Leight spoke on Reilly's behalf at the hearing and said declining accident claims and a strong economy suggested that insurers didn't need to institute rate increases or even keep rates at their current levels.
Taylor was Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General at the DOJ, where his responsibilities included the Antitrust Division, Tax Division, Civil Division, and the Office of the Pardon Attorney, as well as the Community Relations Service and United States Parole Commission.
But Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, the presumed front-runner for attorney general, will face tough questions about his long-standing opposition to the death penalty at a time when most Californians - and his likely opponents - support it.
Attorney General Cox, Chairman of the National Association of Attorneys General Homeland Security Committee, welcomed more than 80 law enforcement officials from around the country for training on preparation and responses to bioterrorist or public health emergencies.
Muslim groups have also called on the attorney general to clarify his remarks.
This sends a very powerful message to sponsors and the industry," Mehlman said, "that their responsibilities are taken seriously and that the Attorney General will enforce the Martin Act civilly or criminally.
In dismissing the attorney general lawsuit, Levi referenced several previous federal court rulings and agreed that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has "exclusive control over every aspect of the sale and transmission of wholesale energy.
Lockyer spokesman Tom Dresslar said any claims the attorney general is trying to influence the class-action lawsuit in San Diego are ``completely without merit.
The PA Office of Attorney General expects to reduce its printing costs by more than 21% over the next five years with a printer fleet management solution from OKI(R) Printing Solutions.
There is no scientific evidence to support these outlandish and ridiculous claims,'' Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said.

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