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attorney general

attorney general

noun

: the chief lawyer of a country or state who represents the government in legal matters

plural attorneys general or attorney generals

Full Definition of ATTORNEY GENERAL

:  the chief law officer of a nation or state who represents the government in litigation and serves as its principal legal adviser

First Known Use of ATTORNEY GENERAL

1585

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