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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.
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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
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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.
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attorney general

The chief law officer and legal advisor of a state or nation.
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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
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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)
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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.
ISLAMABAD -- A writ petition challenging the appointment of 104 law officers as additional attorney generals, deputy attorney generals and assistant attorney generals has been moved before the Islamabad High Court.
They are: Additional attorney generals Khurram Saeed and Mohammad Abid Raja, deputy attorney generals Chaudhry Mohammad Hussain, Syed Mohammad Tayyab Shah, Malik Tariq Mehmood Noon, Chaudhry Ishtiaq Mehrban and Khawaja M.
The President, on the advice of Prime Minister, has also approved the appointment of the advocate Shah Khawar, Naveed Khalil Chaudhary, Sana Ullah Zahid, Muhammad Zahid Khan, Sajid Ilyas Bhatti, Mirza Vaqas Rauf and Sohail Mahmood as Additional Attorney Generals and Deputy Attorneys Generals.
With the exception of Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, Democratic governors and attorney generals have refrained from joining the suit against a law passed by a Democratic Congress.
The Labor Code Private Attorney Generals Act of 2004

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