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Meaning of attorney general

attor'ney gen'eral

Pronunciation: [key]
— pl. attorneys general, attorney generals.
  1. the chief law officer of a country or state and head of its legal department.
  2. (caps.) the head of the U.S. Department of Justice: a member of the president's cabinet.
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