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attorney general

Translation of attorney general in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural attorney generals or , attorneys general)

  • (in US — at national level)Ministro, (masculine, feminine) de Justicia; (— at state level)Fiscal (masculine and feminine) General; (in UK)Ministro, (masculine, feminine) de Justicia, ≈ Procurador, (masculine, feminine) General de la República or Nación, ≈ Fiscal (masculine and feminine) General del Estado
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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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Cultural fact of the day

Spain's 1978 Constitution granted areas of competence competencias to each of the autonomous regions it created. It also established that these could be modified by agreements, called estatutos de autonomía or just estatutos, between central government and each of the autonomous regions. The latter do not affect the competencias of central government which controls the army, etc. For example, Navarre, the Basque Country and Catalonia have their own police forces and health services, and collect taxes on behalf of central government. Navarre has its own civil law system, fueros, and can levy taxes which are different to those in the rest of Spain. In 2006, Andalusia, Valencia and Catalonia renegotiated their estatutos. The Catalan Estatut was particularly contentious.