attorney-general \at*tor"ney-gen"er*al\ (&?;), n.; (pl. attorney-generals or attorneys-general). (law) the chief law officer of the state, empowered to act in all litigation in which the law-executing power is a party, and to advise this supreme executive whenever required.
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English to English translation of Attorney general Noun 1. the person who holds the position of secretary of the Justice Department; "Edmund Randolph was the first Attorney General, appointed by President Washington" (synonym) United States Attorney General, US Attorney General (hypernym) secretary 2. the position of the head of the Justice Department and the chief law enforcement officer of the United States; "the post of Attorney General was created in 1789" (synonym) Attorney General of the United States (hypernym) secretaryship (member-holonym) United States Cabinet, US Cabinet Noun 1. the chief law officer of a country or state (hypernym) lawman, law officer, peace officer (classification) law, jurisprudence