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attorney general

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
( plural attorneys-general)
LAW the most important government lawyer in some countries or states: The attorney general gave advice to the government over the legality of the war. The New York state attorney general's office is considering bringing charges against the bank.
Translations of “attorney general”
in Chinese (Traditional) (某些國家的)檢察總長,首席檢察官, 司法部長…
in Chinese (Simplified) (某些国家的)检察总长,首席检察官, 司法部长…
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