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Definition of the Lord Advocate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Lord Advocate

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the senior legal official in Scotland (equivalent to the Attorney General in England, Wales and Northern Ireland) who is part of the Scottish Government and is responsible for advising the Scottish Parliament on the law. He or she appears on behalf of the state in important cases. note at the legal system