attorney-general love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The first ministerial law-officer of a state.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Formerly, an attorney having general authority from his principal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the chief law officer of a country or state
  • noun the position of the head of the Justice Department and the chief law enforcement officer of the United States
  • noun the person who holds the position of secretary of the Justice Department


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