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"attorney general" in British English

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attorney generalnoun [C]

uk   /əˌtɜː.ni ˈdʒen.ər.əl/  us   /əˌtɝː.ni ˈdʒen.ɚ.əl/ (plural attorneys general)
the ​toplegalofficer in some ​countries, whose ​job is to ​providelegaladvice to the ​government and to ​represent the ​government
(Definition of attorney general from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Attorney General" in American English

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Attorney Generalnoun [C]

 us   /əˌtɜr·ni ˈdʒen·ər·əl/ (plural Attorneys General  /əˌtɜr·niz ˈdʒen·ər·əl/ )
the most ​importantlegalofficer in a ​state or in the US
(Definition of Attorney General from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"attorney general" in Business English

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attorney generalnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   (plural attorneys-general)
LAW the most important ​governmentlawyer in some countries or states: The ​attorneygeneral gave ​advice to the ​government over the ​legality of the ​war. The New York ​state attorney general's ​office is considering ​bringingcharges against the ​bank.
(Definition of attorney general from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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