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As attorney general, I can either look into it or I can ignore it because they're a bunch of powerful legislators... and I'm afraid they're going to cut my budget.
Ben Chandler

Meaning of "attorney general" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

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Attorney general is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ATTORNEY GENERAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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, public prosecutions or even ministerial responsibility for legal affairs generally. In practice, the extent to which the attorney-general personally provides legal advice to the government varies between jurisdictions, and even between individual office-holders within the same jurisdiction, often depending on the level and nature of the office-holder's prior legal experience. The term is originally used to refer to any person who holds a general power of attorney to represent a principal in all matters. In the common law tradition, anyone who represents the state, especially in criminal prosecutions, is such an attorney. Although a government may designate some official as the permanent attorney general, anyone who comes to represent the state in the same way may, in the past, be referred to as such, even if only for a particular case.

Definition of attorney general in the English dictionary

The first definition of attorney general in the dictionary is a country's chief law officer and senior legal adviser to its government. Other definition of attorney general is the chief law officer and legal adviser of a state government. Attorney general is also a public prosecutor.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ATTORNEY GENERAL

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WORDS THAT END LIKE ATTORNEY GENERAL

agent-general
Auditor General
brigadier general
consulate general
director general
director-general
federal
four-star general
funeral
general
governor general
Governor-General
in general
inspector general
judge advocate general
lieutenant general
major general
mineral
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surgeon general
vicar general

Synonyms and antonyms of attorney general in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «attorney general» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

Find out the translation of attorney general to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of attorney general from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «attorney general» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

总检察长
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fiscal general
570 millions of speakers

English

attorney general
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अटॉर्नी जनरल
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

النائب العام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

генеральный прокурор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

procurador-geral
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অ্যাটর্নি জেনারেল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

procureur général
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Peguam Negara
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Generalstaatsanwalt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

検事総長
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

법무 장관
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jaksa Agung
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

quan chưởng lý
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வழக்கறிஞர் பொது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अॅटर्नी जनरल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Avukat genel
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ministro della giustizia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

prokurator Generalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Генеральний прокурор
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

procuror general
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

γενικός εισαγγελέας
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

prokureur-generaal
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

justitiekansler
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

advokaten
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of attorney general

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about attorney general

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10 QUOTES WITH «ATTORNEY GENERAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word attorney general.
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Greg Abbott
During my time as a judge, as a justice, and as attorney general, I've had one overarching goal, and that is a strict interpretation and application of the laws and the Constitution. I would be Madisonian.
2
Kelly Ayotte
If I am going to pick and choose the laws I defend, I wouldn't be doing my duty as attorney general.
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Pam Bondi
Running for attorney general troubled me. Because I was worried I would simply become just a figurehead and that's not me.
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Pam Bondi
All I want to do is be the best attorney general that I can be.
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Ben Chandler
As attorney general, I can either look into it or I can ignore it because they're a bunch of powerful legislators... and I'm afraid they're going to cut my budget.
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Ben Chandler
As attorney general, I've had some connection with just about every important public issue in the last eight years in Kentucky. All of the important public issues of the day have, at some point.
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John Cornyn
Americans deserve an attorney general that will be honest with them, they deserve an attorney general who will uphold the basic standards of political independence and accountability.
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Charlie Crist
You know, as attorney general, there's no issue more important than making sure you are safe, that your families are safe.
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Gray Davis
I know that Duke made a number of demands, including that the attorney general drop its investigation. We have no intention of asking the attorney general to do that.
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Russ Feingold
I don't want to hear again from the attorney general or anyone on this floor that this government has shown it can be trusted to use the power we give it with restraint and care.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ATTORNEY GENERAL»

Discover the use of attorney general in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to attorney general and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The constitutional role of the Attorney General: fifth ...
This report identifies the inherent tension within the role of the Attorney General where political, ministerial functions have to balanced with the provision of independent legal advice and the supervision of the prosecution service.
Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Constitutional Affairs Committee, 2007
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Attorney General
Discusses the duties of the Attorney General, how one gets this job, where one works, the daily routine, and other facts about the position.
Joanne Mattern, 2003
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Under Investigation: The Inside Story of the Florida ...
This work takes readers inside the Florida Attorney Generals Office to see how the two-year investigation of the company unfolded, and then was ultimately shut down under suspicious circumstances.
Les Henderson, 2006
4
Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (provisions Relating to ...
Since the establishment of statutory prosecuting authorities such as the CPS ( who have powers to bring a prosecution to an end by a variety of mechanisms including discontinuance) the Attorney General's practice has tended to be to confine ...
‎2008
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Attorney General's Guide for charities
Provides practical information and answers to questions frequently asked about charities; intended to help volunteers and others who serve as directors, officers, or fund-raisers for nonprofit charitable organizations.
California. Attorney General's Charitable Trusts Section, 1988
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The Role of the Cyprus Attorney General's Office in ...
(Law Officer 13) As was demonstrated in the previous chapter, the Attorney General in Cyprus is entrusted with the overall control of, and responsibility for, all prosecutions. However, the exact parameters of his role have not been specified in ...
Despina Kyprianou, 2009
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Opinions and Reports of the Attorney General
The.efi'eet of the power thus lodged in the Auditor is to place the prosecution of civil suits in unoflicial hands, while, at the same time, the law makes it the duty of the Attorney General to attend to them. I do not wish to imply that it was unwise to  ...
Louisiana. Attorney General's Office, 1854
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Reform of the Office of Attorney General: Report with ...
Report with Evidence, 7th Report of Session 2007-08 Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. Select Committee on the Constitution. the Attorney General is not assisted by the present trilateral system of shared responsibility for criminal ...
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. Select Committee on the Constitution, 2008
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The New York City Police Department's Stop & Frisk ...
Canvasses 3 different perspectives on "stop and frisk" (S&F) police activity in NY City.
Eliot Spitzer, 1999
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Sex Offenders and Preventive Detention: Politics, Policy and ...
Politics, Policy and Practice Bernadette McSherry, Patrick Keyzer. Table of Cases Index. Allen v Illinois 478 US 364 (1986): 51, 57, 58-59, 60, 95 Attorney-General ( NSW) v Tillman [2007] NSWSC 605: 30 Attorney-General (Qld) v B [2006] QSC ...
Bernadette McSherry, Patrick Keyzer, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ATTORNEY GENERAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term attorney general is used in the context of the following news items.
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Eric Holder, Former Attorney General, Returning to Covington …
Eric Holder, the former U.S. attorney general, will return as a partner at the law firm he had exited more than five years ago to join the Obama ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»
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Ritz-Carlton reaches agreement with Attorney General, refunds …
The North Carolina Attorney General and Ritz-Carlton Charlotte reached an agreement on the CIAA service charge Monday. The hotel agreed ... «WBTV, Jul 15»
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Rock County Employee Wins Attorney General Award
JANESVILLE (WIFR) -- The Rock County Victim Witness Coordinator has been selected as the 2015 Crime Victim Advocate of the Year Award. «WIFR, Jul 15»
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Washington Assistant Attorney General Who Negotiated Big …
But long before abuses in the mortgage industry became dinner-table conversation, one quiet assistant attorney general in Washington state ... «KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest, Jul 15»
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PA Attorney General warns of travel scams during summer vacation …
HARRISBURG >> With summer vacation season in full swing, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is warning about some prevalent ... «Main Line, Jul 15»
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6 ways we know Attorney General Loretta Lynch is on right track
She's only been with us for a short time, but if the last few months are any indication, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is definitely on the ... «Michronicleonline, Jul 15»
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Ethics Claim Against Texas Attorney General
DALLAS (CN) - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton violated rules of professional conduct by urging county clerks and judges to defy the U.S. ... «Courthouse News Service, Jul 15»
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Search for University of Nebraska President likely violated law …
The University of Nebraska's recent presidential search violated the states open meeting law, according to Nebraska Attorney General Doug ... «Daily Nebraskan, Jul 15»
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Attorney general warns against price gouging
(Office of the Attorney General) — As Tropical Storm Nangka approaches the Northern Mariana Islands following on the heels of Tropical Storm ... «Marianas Variety, Jul 15»
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Oklahoma attorney general talks about recent state, US Supreme …
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office represented Oklahoma in the lethal injection case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The high ... «NewsOK.com, Jul 15»

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