Law Dictionary

United States attorney

noun Unit·ed States attorney

Legal Definition of United States attorney

  1. :  an attorney in the Department of Justice who is appointed either by the president or the attorney general of the United States and acts as the prosecutor in federal criminal cases and as counsel for the U.S. in civil actions within the federal judicial district to which he or she is assigned


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up United States attorney? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to reach the highest or a decisive point

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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