from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The second law officer in the government of Great Britain; also, a similar officer under the United States government, who is associated with the attorney-general; also, the chief law officer of some of the States.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In England, an officer of the crown, next in rank to the attorney-general, with whom he is in fact associated in the management of the legal business of the crown and public offices. On him generally devolves the maintenance of the rights of the crown in revenue cases, patent causes, etc.
- n. In Scotland, one of the crown counsel, next in dignity and importance to the lord advocate, to whom he gives his aid in protecting the interests of the crown, in conducting prosecutions, etc.
- n. In the United States:
- n. The second officer of the Department of Justice, who assists the attorney-general, and in his absence performs his duties.
- n. A chief law officer of some of the States, corresponding to the attorney-general in others.
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- n. a law officer appointed to assist an attorney general
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She was deputy solicitor-general and held ambassadorial posts.
Dorsey is noted as the prosecuting attorney serving as the solicitor-general of the Fulton County Superior Court in the Leo Frank murder trial.
She was the first woman to hold the solicitor-general post, and she still holds a clutch of jobs, including leader of the House of Commons.
Come to think of it, one of the contributors to the airline ticket fund was a former solicitor-general.
Besides, how exactly does it matter who was solicitor-general back then?
Another reason that the Liberal fortunes have fallen could be issues like the John van Dongen incident, in which the minister of “public safety” and solicitor-general has just stepped down over a scandal of being found out with multiple speeding tickets.
"W. did not feel as lawyers we could tell them, 'W.y don't you wait until some collection of groups decides it is the right time to have your constitutional rights,'" said Mr. Olson, a partner in the firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, who became U.S. solicitor-general under President George W. Bush after successfully arguing Bush v. Gore to resolve the tightly contested 2000 election.
But at the solicitor-general confirmation hearing, Simpson observed, "The thing that always attracted me to you is that you have an ability to be terribly forceful and keep your head and keep your steadiness and keep your humor."
No successor has been named, though principal deputy solicitor-general Gregory Garre is viewed as likely to close out the Bush administration in an acting position.
Hear how he played out the case to U.S. solicitor-general, Paul Clemente.