solicitor general

noun
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of solicitor general

plural solicitors general
: a law officer appointed primarily to assist an attorney general

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SOLICITOR GENERAL Defined for English Language Learners

solicitor general

noun

Definition of solicitor general for English Language Learners

  • : a law officer who assists an attorney general and is just below the attorney general in rank


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solicitor general

noun

legal Definition of solicitor general

plural solicitors general
: a law officer appointed primarily to assist an attorney general; also : a federal law officer responsible for representing the government in court and especially the U.S. Supreme Court

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