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Meaning of ATTORNEY GENERAL

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the position of the head of the Justice Department and the chief law enforcement officer of the United States; "the post of Attorney General was created in 1789"
  2. [n]  the chief law officer of a country or state
  3. [n]  the person who holds the position of secretary of the Justice Department; "Edmund Randolph was the first Attorney General, appointed by President Washington"
 
 Synonyms: Attorney General of the United States
 
 See Also: law officer, lawman, peace officer, secretary, secretaryship, United States Cabinet, US Cabinet

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\At*tor"ney-gen"er*al\, n.; (pl.
Attorney-generals or Attorneys-general). (Law)
The chief law officer of the state, empowered to act in all
litigation in which the law-executing power is a party, and
to advise this supreme executive whenever required.
--Wharton.

 

 

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