attorney general

Definitions

Law

  • noun
    (written as Attorney-General)
    in the UK, one of the Law Officers, a member of parliament, who prosecutes for the Crown in some court cases, advises government departments on legal problems and decides if major criminal offences should be tried
  • noun
    (written as Attorney-General)
    in a US state or in the federal government, the head of legal affairs

Politics

  • noun the chief law officer of the Australian Commonwealth or one of its states or territories
  • noun
    (written as Attorney-General)
    in the United kingdom, one of the Law Officers, a Member of Parliament and member of the government, who advises government departments on legal problems and decides if major criminal offences should be tried
  • abbreviationAtty. Gen.
    (written as Attorney General)
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