noun, plural attorneys general, attorney generals.
- the chief law officer of a country or state and head of its legal department.
- (initial capital letters) the head of the U.S. Department of Justice: a member of the president’s cabinet.
noun plural attorneys general or attorney generals
- a country’s chief law officer and senior legal adviser to its government
- (in the US) the chief law officer and legal adviser of a state government
- (in some states of the US) a public prosecutor
- (in the United Kingdom except Scotland) the senior law officer and chief legal counsel of the Crown: a member of the government and of the House of Commons
- (in the US) the chief law officer and legal adviser to the Administration: head of the Department of Justice and member of the cabinet
- (in Australia and New Zealand) the chief government law officer: a member of Parliament and usually a cabinet minister