Meaning of ATTORNEY GENERAL in English

ATTORNEY GENERAL

1. the most senior legal officer in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Attorney General is a Member of Parliament belonging to the party in power who advises the government on legal matters and represents it in law courts.

2. the head of the US Department of Justice , who is chosen by the President to represent the government in legal matters.

3. the most senior legal officer in any state of the US.

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