Complete Definition of "attorney general"

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en-noun|attorneys general (often spelled without hyphen)

  1. A major government officer throughout the English-speaking world, generally responsible for interpreting the law for the head-of-government and executive departments, and functionally as chief prosecutor for his jurisdiction, with the ability to bring civil and criminal actions directly.

#:Janet Reno was Attorney General under Bill Clinton.

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