solicitor general

solicitor general
a law officer appointed to assist an attorney general
Hypernyms: ↑lawman, ↑law officer, ↑peace officer

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noun, pl solicitors general [count]
: a law officer who assists an attorney general and is just below the attorney general in rank

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Soˌlicitor ˈGeneral [Solicitor General] noun (pl. Solicitors General)
a senior legal officer in Britain or the US, next in rank below the ↑Attorney General
In Britain the Solicitor General acts as the Attorney General's main assistant. The Solicitor General is a lawyer and an ↑MP belonging to the ruling party, who advises the government on legal matters. In the US the Solicitor General is the government law officer who is next in rank to the US ↑Attorney General. Some states also have a Solicitor General as the main assistant to the state Attorney General.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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