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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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