Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The first ministerial law-officer of a state. He has general powers to act in all legal proceedings in which the state is a party, and is regarded as the official legal adviser of the executive. In England the attorney-general is specially appointed by letters patent. In the United States he is a member of the cabinet appointed by the President, has the general management of the departments of justice throughout the country, advises the President and departments on questions of law, and appears for the government in the Supreme Court and Court of Claims. The individual States of the Union also have their attorneys-general. See
- n. In England, the title of the king's (or queen's) attorney in the duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall and the county palatine of Durham.
- n. Formerly, an attorney having general authority from his principal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (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.
- n. the chief law officer of a country or state
- n. the position of the head of the Justice Department and the chief law enforcement officer of the United States
- n. the person who holds the position of secretary of the Justice Department
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“The US assistant attorney-general for national security, David Kris, said: Today's case underscores the need for continued vigilance against terrorist threats and demonstrates how the government can neutralise such threats before they come to fruition.”
“He is currently the state's attorney-general but earned his "Moonbeam" nickname from his period as governor from 1975 to 1983, when he expressed interest in space satellite technology.”
“Dominic Grieve, now the attorney-general, described them as "a departure from our established principles [which] threaten our liberties greatly".”
“Hor said he then threw a book on the desk and told her to call the unknown man and the state attorney-general's department and "tell them I've got a bomb in my backpack.”
“These guys are the Kennedys, dude," says 42-year-old Manila resident John Martinez, referring to the American political clan that spawned a senator, an attorney-general and a president.”
“MDC, in a two-year-old inclusive government with Zanu-PF, has called for an end to partisan policing and for replacement of the attorney-general, Johannes Tomana, who is a prominent member of Zanu-PF.”
“In its probe into the VAT fraud the Frankfurt-based attorney-general's office is investigating around 120 organizations and companies in Europe and the United Arab Emirates, senior public prosecutor Alexander Badle said in an email Monday.”
“A rare example of a regulatory case against the companies is the lawsuits filed last year by Richard Blumenthal , the then-Connecticut attorney-general, against Standard & Poor's and Moody's.”
“The Rat Pack – minus a sceptical Martin – performed at the new president's inaugural gala, but when Robert Kennedy, the younger brother, took the job of attorney-general and made it his mission to chase down organised crime, Sinatra's days as a casino owner were numbered.”
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