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n.1.(Law) The chief law officer of the state, empowered to act in all litigation in which the law-executing power is a party, and to advise this supreme executive whenever required.
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Attorney-General rose to spin the rope, grind the axe, and hammer the nails into the scaffold.
your friend Heep is a young fellow who might be attorney-general.
There, indeed, he saw a lean, dark figure with a stoop almost like that of a vulture, a posture well known in the law courts as that of Sir John Harker, the Attorney-General.