attorney general

noun
plural attorneys general or attorney generals

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

Examples of attorney general in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But prosecutors said the plea deal goes a step further by requiring the company to submit to water testing by geologists picked by the attorney general’s office. Michael Rubinkam, ajc, 5 Aug. 2022 Last week, the state attorney general’s office said in a letter to a U.S. judge in Manhattan that the ban would be lifted, but only in paperback copies where the map can be removed. Maysoon Khan, USA TODAY, 3 Aug. 2022 Last week, the state attorney general’s office said in a letter to a U.S. judge in Manhattan that the ban would be lifted, but only in paperback copies where the map can be removed. Fox News, 2 Aug. 2022 This story has been updated with comments from the attorney general’s office. Alexa Gagosz, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2022 City officials have asked the New York attorney general’s office and the F.B.I. to investigate. New York Times, 31 July 2022 The New York attorney general’s office is also looking into Shkreli’s new venture. Yvonne Lau, Fortune, 29 July 2022 DeLaney said Tuesday her office received a notice from the attorney general’s office indicating that Rokita was still investigating Bernard. Arika Herron, The Indianapolis Star, 29 July 2022 The Massachusetts attorney general’s office also instructed the school to immediately stop enforcing the policy. Anne Branigin, Washington Post, 29 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of attorney general

1585, in the meaning defined above

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8 Aug 2022

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“Attorney general.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/attorney%20general. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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attorney general

noun
plural attorneys general or attorney generals

Legal 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 advisor

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