attorney general

noun

Definition of attorney general

plural

attorneys general

or

attorney generals

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

1585

First Known Use of attorney general

1585


ATTORNEY GENERAL Defined for English Language Learners

attorney general

noun

Definition of attorney general for English Language Learners

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


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attorney general

noun

Legal Definition of attorney general

plural

attorneys general

or

attorney generals

  1. :  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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