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Definition of "attorney-general" []

  • 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. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "attorney-general" in a sentence
  • "In 2009 it paid $20m to settle a case brought by Andrew Cuomo, then New York attorney-general and now New York governor, which charged that it paid well-connected executives to secure investments from New York state's huge pension fund."
  • "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."