Definition of Lord Advocate in English:

Lord Advocate


  • The principal Law Officer of the Crown in Scotland.

    • ‘He served as Solicitor General and Lord Advocate for Scotland during the last Conservative government.’
    • ‘A suitable case must be identified for appeal to challenge this and a Lord Advocate's reference must be pursued in Scotland.’
    • ‘However, that legal argument was dismissed during a Lord Advocate's review of the verdict in Edinburgh last month.’
    • ‘As Lord Advocate he is a member of the Government and goes in and out of office with the Government.’
    • ‘Since devolution, the nomination of Lord Advocate has to be debated and approved by the Scottish Parliament.’