Definition of Law Officer in English:

Law Officer

(also Law Officer of the Crown)

noun

  • (in England and Wales) the Attorney General or the Solicitor General, or (in Scotland) the Lord Advocate or the Solicitor General for Scotland.

    • ‘He said that as a Law Officer, I should bring all the facts, even those against the prosecution, to the notice of the Court.’
    • ‘The first role is that of the senior Law Officer of the Crown with principal responsibility for the Government’s administration of the law.’
    • ‘A prosecution of a crime defined by this Division cannot be begun except by the direction of a Crown Law Officer.’
    • ‘The Attorney-General is the principal legal adviser (the "senior law officer") to the government.’