attorneys general

attorney general

noun, plural attorneys general, attorney generals.
the chief law officer of a country or state and head of its legal department.
(initial capital letters) the head of the U.S. Department of justice: a member of the president's cabinet.

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attorney general
n , pl attorneys general, attorney generals
1.  a country's chief law officer and senior legal adviser to its government
2.  (in the US) the chief law officer and legal adviser of a state government
3.  (in some states of the US) a public prosecutor

Attorney General
1.  (in the United Kingdom except Scotland) the senior law officer and chief legal counsel of the Crown: a member of the government and of the House of Commons
2.  (in the US) the chief law officer and legal adviser to the Administration: head of the Department of Justice and member of the cabinet
3.  (in Australia and New Zealand) the chief government law officer: a member of Parliament and usually a cabinet minister

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