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Definition of attorney general noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    attorney general

    noun (pl. attorneys general, (or )attorney generals)
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  1. 1the chief lawyer for the U.S. or for a particular state, appointed by the government
  2. 2Attorney General (Canadian English) the chief lawyer for Canada or for a particular area, who also gives legal advice to the government
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