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Noun: attorney general (attorneys general)
  1. (law) the chief law officer of a country or state
Noun: Attorney General (Attorneys General)
  1. 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";
    - Attorney General of the United States
  2. The person who holds the position of secretary of the Justice Department
    "Edmund Randolph was the first Attorney General, appointed by President Washington";
    - United States Attorney General, US Attorney General

Derived forms: Attorneys General, attorneys general

Type of: law officer, lawman, peace officer, secretary, secretaryship

Part of: United States Cabinet, US Cabinet

Encyclopedia: Attorney general

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