Meaning of “attorney general” in the English Dictionary

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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 top legal officer in some countries, whose job is to provide legal advice 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 important legal officer 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 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.

(Definition of “attorney general” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)