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Law Officer Line breaks: Law Of¦fi|cer

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(in full Law Officer of the Crown)

Definition of Law Officer in English:


(In England and Wales) the Attorney General or the Solicitor General, or (in Scotland) the Lord Advocate or the Solicitor General for Scotland.
Example sentences
  • He said that as a Law Officer, I should bring all the facts, even those against the prosecution, to the notice of the Court.
  • The first role is that of the senior Law Officer of the Crown with principal responsibility for the Government’s administration of the law.
  • A prosecution of a crime defined by this Division cannot be begun except by the direction of a Crown Law Officer.
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