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attorney general

1. a country's chief law officer and senior legal adviser to its government
2. (in the US) the chief law officer and legal adviser of a state government
3. (in some states of the US) a public prosecutor

Attorney General


in Britain, the USA, and several other countries, one of the highest officers of justice. In Britain the attorney general is a member of the cabinet, is the principal legal adviser to the government who conducts court cases and other legal proceedings affecting the interests of the state, and supports the prosecution in court in cases which have a particular political importance. In the USA the attorney general is the head (minister) of the Department of Justice and the principal legal adviser to the federal government. Some states also have the office of attorney general.

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In the second major announcement in as many days, Ambient Corporation (OTC BB:ABTG), the world leader in Powerline Telecommunication technology (PLT), announced today that former four-term New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams has accepted a seat on its Advisory Board.
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I am very pleased to be joining the outstanding law firm of Peabody & Arnold," former Attorney General Pine stated.
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