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


solicitor general

; NAmE
(pl. solicitors general)
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a senior legal officer in Britain or the US, next in rank below the attorney general Culture In Britain the Solicitor General acts as the Attorney General's main assistant. The Solicitor General is a lawyer and an MP belonging to the ruling party, who advises the government on legal matters. In the US the Solicitor General is the government law officer who is next in rank to the US Attorney General. Some states also have a Solicitor General as the main assistant to the state Attorney General.
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