Definition of attorney general noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    attorney general

    BrE BrE//əˌtɜːni ˈdʒenrəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˌtɜːrni ˈdʒenrəl//
    (pl. attorneys general, attorney generals)
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  1. 1the most senior legal officer in some countries or states, for example the UK or Canada, who advises the government or head of state on legal matters
  2. 2the Attorney General the head of the US Department of Justice and a member of the President’s cabinet (= a group of senior politicians who advise the President)
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