attorney general


attorney general
at.torney 'general
n
the lawyer with the highest rank in some countries or in the US government

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Attorney General — Der Attorney General ist in Regierungssystemen, die sich an das Common Law anlehnen, der oberste Rechtsberater der Regierung. In einigen Fällen obliegt ihm auch die Kontrolle der Strafverfolgungsbehörden und die allgemeine Verantwortung für die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • attorney general — noun A major government officer throughout the English speaking world, generally responsible for interpreting the law for the head of government and executive department and functioning as chief prosecutor, with the ability to bring civil and… …   Wiktionary


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