Definition of Lord Advocate in English:

Lord Advocate

Line breaks: Lord Ad¦vo|cate

noun

  • The principal Law Officer of the Crown in Scotland.
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    • 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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