law officer

noun

Definition of law officer

: a public official employed to administer or advise in legal matters:
a or law officer of the crown usually capitalized C : the attorney general or the solicitor general of England the opinions of the law officers of the Crown … are not usually laid before Parliament— T. E. May
b : an official of a general court-martial in the U.S. armed forces who may not vote but is charged with advising the members of the court on matters of law and who is appointed from the Judge Advocate General's Corps or from the bar of a federal court or the highest court of a state

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More About law officer

Dictionary Entries Near law officer

law office

law officer

law of frontality

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for law officer

Cite this Entry

“Law officer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/law%20officer. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!