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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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Apres consultation du ministere public, une descente a ete effectuee au domicile du faux-monnayeur oo il a ete procede a son arrestation et a la saisie d'une imprimante et du materiel utilise pour produire les faux billets, apprend-on de meme source.
La meme source a assure que les concernes sont des extremistes religieux accuses d'avoir profere des menaces contre l'Imam de la mosquee designe, recemment, par le ministere des Affaires religieuses, et que l'arrestation de ces deux personnes, appartenant a un groupe religieux extremiste a eu lieu apres consultation du ministere public.
La cour a pris cette decision pour permettre au representant du ministere public de repondre aux requetes de formes presentees par la defense des prevenus concernant notamment la convocation des temoins.
Une enquete a ete diligentee par le ministere public contre 43 accuses dans l'affaire du terroriste Borhene Boulaabi, 12 en garde a vue, 5 en etat de comparution et 26 en etat de fuite, a declare le porte-parole du pole de lutte contre le terrorisme Sofiene Selliti lundi a l'agence TAP.
Le president de l'Observatoire tunisien de l'independance de la magistrature (OTIM) Ahmed Rahmouni a indique que le ministere public n'a pas besoin de plaintes pour ouvrir une enquete sur les pages ou les sites incitant aux actes terroristes.
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Le ministre de la Justice et droits de l'homme, celui de l'interieur ainsi que le ministere public sont appeles aujourd'hui a ouvrir les dossiers de corruption au sein de la direction generale des prisons.
Le ministere public aupres du Tribunal de premiere instance de Tunis a ordonne jeudi l'ouverture de six informations judiciaires contre 26 individus impliques dans les episodes de trouble et les emeutes nocturnes qui ont eclate au cours de ces derniers jours.
Une enquete concernant la video de Saifeddine Erraies, qui se dit porte-parole officiel de l'organisation interdite Ansar Chariaa(organisation interdite) , a ete ouverte lundi 7 juillet 2014 , par le ministere public qui a decide de convoquer Saifeddine Erraies .
Les accuses seront, egalement, poursuivis pour " agression avec violence d'un fonctionnaire public dans l'exercice de ses fonctions ", a-t-il encore ajoute, indiquant que l'enquete se poursuit en coordination avec le ministere public.
Le communique ajoute que suite a des consultations avec le ministere public, 8 personnes appartenant a ce courant religieux extremiste ont ete arretees dans la ville du Fahs et des cocktails Molotov et une quantite importante d'Essence, des couteaux et des outils tranchants ont ete decouverts dans une mosquee situee dans cette region.
Consulte a ce sujet, le ministere public a ordonne de placer ce chef communautaire en garde a vue et d'engager des poursuites judiciaires a son encontre pour suspicion d'appartenance a une organisation terroriste.

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