Definition of attorney general in English:

attorney general

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noun (plural attorneys general)

1The principal legal officer who represents the Crown or a state in legal proceedings and gives legal advice to the government.
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  • Yesterday, the Government asked the Attorney General for legal advice on the demolition of the flats.
  • Yesterday, British politics was gripped by the release of the Attorney General's legal advice.
  • With the support of the Attorney General an injunction could be sought in proceedings for public nuisance.
1.1 (Attorney General) The head of the US Department of Justice.
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  • We need an attorney general in charge of enforcement over in the Justice Department.
  • We are joined now in Miami by Janet Reno, the former attorney general of the United States.
  • He will be the first Hispanic attorney general of the United States.

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