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English noun: attorney general

1. attorney general (person) the chief law officer of a country or state


Broader (hypernym)law officer, lawman, peace officer


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. Attorney General (person) the person who holds the position of secretary of the Justice Department


SamplesEdmund Randolph was the first Attorney General, appointed by President Washington.


SynonymsUnited States Attorney General, US Attorney General


Broader (hypernym)secretary

3. Attorney General (act) the position of the head of the Justice Department and the chief law enforcement officer of the United States


SamplesThe post of Attorney General was created in 1789.


SynonymsAttorney General of the United States


Broader (hypernym)secretaryship


Member meronymUnited States Cabinet, US Cabinet









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