Department of Justice

Department of Justice

noun
the department of the U.S. federal government charged with the responsibility for the enforcement of federal laws. Abbreviation: DOJ
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A department of the federal executive branch, headed by the attorney general, which administers the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), prosecutes violations of federal law, and is responsible for enforcing all civil rights legislation.

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