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  1. so·lic·i·tor gen·er·al
  2. noun

    • 1. the law officer directly below the attorney general in the US Department of Justice, responsible for arguing cases before the US Supreme Court.

    • 2. a position similar to solicitor general in some US states.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: Solicitor General, plural noun: Solicitors General

    • noun

      the principal legal officer who represents a country or a state in legal proceedings and gives legal advice to the government.

      the head of the US Department of Justice.

    • an agency of the US federal government that deals principally with internal security and counter-intelligence and that also conducts investigations in federal law enforcement. It was established in 1908 as a branch of the Department of Justice, but was substantially reorganized under the controversial directorship (1924–72) of J. Edgar Hoover.
    • (born 1942), US attorney general 2001–05. Under him, the Justice Department was reorganized to focus on antiterrorism, following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
    • abbreviation

      Drug Enforcement Administration, an agency of the US Department of Justice.
    • noun

      the principal legal officer who represents the Crown or a state in legal proceedings and gives legal advice to the government.

      the head of the US Department of Justice.

    • an agency of the US federal government that deals principally with internal security and counter-intelligence and that also conducts investigations in federal law enforcement. It was established in 1908 as a branch of the Department of Justice, but was substantially reorganized under the controversial directorship (1924–72) of J. Edgar Hoover.
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