Definition of Lord Advocate in English:

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Lord Advocate

Entry from British & World English dictionary


The principal Law Officer of the Crown in Scotland.
Example sentences
  • A suitable case must be identified for appeal to challenge this and a Lord Advocate's reference must be pursued in Scotland.
  • However, that legal argument was dismissed during a Lord Advocate's review of the verdict in Edinburgh last month.
  • He served as Solicitor General and Lord Advocate for Scotland during the last Conservative government.
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