attorney general

noun

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

Examples of attorney general in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The state’s attorney general’s office has since linked robocalls to two companies based in Texas. Popular Science, 8 Feb. 2024 Justice Colleen Zahn recused herself from the hearings based on her prior role working as a prosecutor in the attorney general’s office, state courts spokesperson Nate Poppino told the Statesman. Kevin Fixler, Idaho Statesman, 7 Feb. 2024 For example, many health care providers are developing internal processes to assess AI products for impacts on health inequities in response to state attorney general offices and local public health offices. Mark P. Sendak, STAT, 7 Feb. 2024 In addition to deciding whether to seek criminal charges, special counsels must file a confidential report to the attorney general explaining their decisions. Perry Stein, Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2024 Biden’s campaign at the time said it had been referred to the attorney general, and slammed the call as disinformation. David Wright, CNN, 6 Feb. 2024 Kristen Clark, assistant attorney general for the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division said that the settlement with FNB, which operates 350 branches in seven states, should serve as a warning to other financial institutions. Kyle Ingram, Charlotte Observer, 5 Feb. 2024 In March 2023, the state’s attorney general took over the department after police shot and killed Najee Seabrooks, a community activist experiencing a mental health crisis who had called 911 for help. Umar Farooq, ProPublica, 2 Feb. 2024 In June, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis appointed the attorney general’s office to investigate McClain’s death. Christine Pelisek, Peoplemag, 25 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1585, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of attorney general was in 1585

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“Attorney general.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/attorney%20general. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

attorney general

noun
plural attorneys general or attorney generals
: the chief law officer of a nation or state who represents the government in legal matters

Legal Definition

attorney general

noun
plural attorneys general or attorney generals
: the chief law officer of a nation or state who represents the government in litigation and serves as its principal legal advisor

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