attorney general

attorney general

  1. A major government officer throughout the English-speaking world, generally responsible for interpreting the law for the head of government and executive department and functioning as chief prosecutor, with the ability to bring civil and criminal actions directly.
    Janet Reno was US Attorney General under Bill Clinton.
Related terms Translations
  • German: Generalstaatsanwalt
  • Russian: мини́стр юстиция
  • Spanish: fiscal general

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