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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.
The Attorney General on the 11 of July sought to indict Brig.
Speaking at a press conference after PBC's general body meeting here on Sunday, he said the federal law minister and attorney general had no right to use their offices for personal interests.
The signing of a memorandum of understanding and cooperation between the Attorney General of Uzbekistan and Attorney General of Afghanistan became a culmination of the meeting.
Additional Attorney General Amir Rehman requested review of government's position on the matter saying that the former attorney general had declared voluntary return of money as unconstitutional but the stance of the current attorney general is different.
During the hearing, additional attorney general Aamir Rehman requested the court to change the stance of the government on the matter.
Democrats objected that an amendment to SB 1451 enshrines broad authority within the Attorney General's Office to make eleventh-hour changes to language used to explain to voters what laws proposed through the citizen initiative process would do.
He joined the Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) in 1984 as state counsel and rose through the ranks over the years.
7 to 110 be directed to show under which authority of the law and the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan they individually are holding the post of additional attorney general, deputy attorney general or assistant attorney general when such posts were not advertised for recruitment and there was a not a merit-based, fair, competitive and transparent process of selection and appointment.
As the hearing went under way, Deputy Attorney General Sohail Mehmood said, 'The attorney general is not present, thus the hearing should be adjourned.' Justice Isa asked, 'Where is the attorney general?
During the hearing, Deputy Attorney General Sohail Mehmood said, 'The attorney general is not present, thus the hearing should be adjourned.' Justice Isa asked, 'Where is the attorney general?
attorney general whose resignation Trump demanded last week.