What is attorney general?

  • (noun): The position of the head of the Justice Department and the chief law enforcement officer of the United States.
    Example: "The post of Attorney General was created in 1789"
    Synonyms: Attorney General of the United States
    See also — Additional definitions below

Attorney General

In most common law jurisdictions, the attorney general or attorney-general is the main legal advisor to the government, and in some jurisdictions he or she may also have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions.

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Attorney General - Offices By Country - Zimbabwe
... The Attorney General is the chief legal advisor of the government of Zimbabwe ... The office falls under the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs ...
Babatunji Olowofoyeku - Crisis in Western Nigeria, 1959-1966
... Before the 1959 General Elections into Federal Parliament that preceded the declaration of Nigeria’s independence from Britain in 1960, Chief Obafemi Awolowo the national leader of ... Tom Egbe, a Mid- Westerner was appointed Attorney General largely due to the strong support from the Federal Finance Minister, Chief Festus Okotie-Ebo ... Mid-Western State in July 1963, Egbe became Attorney General for the new Mid-West state and Chief Olowofoyeku was installed the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Western Region from ...
Canterbury's Law - Episodes - Season 1: 2008
... Elizabeth Canterbury, a rebellious defense attorney who's willing to bend the law in order to protect the wrongfully accused ... What Goes Around…" March 28, 2008 (2008-03-28) 103 A vindictive Deputy Attorney General Williams builds a case against Elizabeth, impaneling a Grand Jury and ... plan, and behind Elizabeth's back, begin mounting a surprising defense, one that involves Deputy Attorney General Zach Williams, Elizabeth's prosecutor 6 "Sick ...
Attorney General Of Zimbabwe
... Attorney General of Zimbabwe is an office that falls under the Ministry of Justice of Zimbabwe ... Sobusa Gula-Ndebele served as Attorney General until December 15, 2007 ... Bharat Patel served as acting Attorney General from May to December 2008 ...
Anand Ramlogan - Private Practice
... Upon qualifying as an attorney at law, he entered private private, first, under the tutelage of Ms Lynette Maharaj, SC ... After several years he joined the law firm of Sir Fenton Ramsahoye, former Attorney General of Guyana ... Two notable cases were the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) against the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago concerning the Trinity Cross and the ...

More definitions of "attorney general":

  • (noun): The chief law officer of a country or state.

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