Definition of solicitor general in English:

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solicitor general

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noun (plural solicitors general)

1The law officer directly below the attorney general in the US Department of Justice, responsible for arguing cases before the US Supreme Court.
Example sentences
  • Jim Wallace also insisted that Lord Hardie only had a titular role in the Lockerbie case and that prosecution proper was in the capable hands of the former Solicitor General, now Lord Advocate, Colin Boyd QC.
  • In 1733 he married Anne Stewart, who was the daughter of the Solicitor General for Scotland.
  • The Attorney General and the Solicitor General can also be called to sit in on a cabinet meeting; these are currently Lord Goldsmith and Harriet Harman respectively.
1.1A position similar to solicitor general in some US states.
Example sentences
  • In 1998, she successfully ran for Solicitor-General of DeKalb County where she has remained until the present time.
  • The Solicitor General must investigate, charge, and prosecute misdemeanor violations of Georgia Statutes and County Ordinances that occur in the county.

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Syllabification: so·lic·i·tor gen·er·al

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