Entry from British & World English dictionary
(in full Law Officer of the Crown)
(In England and Wales) the Attorney General or the Solicitor General, or (in Scotland) the Lord Advocate or the Solicitor General for Scotland.
- 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 Governments 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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