Definition of the Department of Justice from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Department of Justice

 
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the US government department responsible for making sure that national laws are obeyed. It is also in charge of the country's prisons and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Department represents the government in legal cases and gives advice on legal matters to the President. see also FBI