Definition of solicitor general in English:

solicitor general

nounPlural Solicitors General, Plural solicitors general

  • 1(in the UK) the Crown law officer below the Attorney General or (in Scotland) below the Lord Advocate.

    • ‘In 1733 he married Anne Stewart, who was the daughter of the Solicitor General for Scotland.’
    • ‘Jim Wallace also insisted that Lord Hardie only had a titular role in the Lockerbie case and that prosecution proper was in the capable hands of the former Solicitor General, now Lord Advocate, Colin Boyd QC.’
    • ‘The Attorney General and the Solicitor General can also be called to sit in on a cabinet meeting; these are currently Lord Goldsmith and Harriet Harman respectively.’
    • ‘Then the Lord Advocate, after consulting with the Solicitor General and the Lord President, would forward the finalised list to Scottish Courts Administration for the appointments to be made.’
    • ‘A copy went to the Attorney General who initialled it and the Solicitor General endorsed the submission with his agreement to the making of the application.’
    lawyer, legal representative, legal practitioner, legal executive, notary, notary public, advocate, attorney
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    1. 1.1 (in the US) the law officer below the Attorney General.
      • ‘In 1998, she successfully ran for Solicitor-General of DeKalb County where she has remained until the present time.’
      • ‘The Solicitor General must investigate, charge, and prosecute misdemeanor violations of Georgia Statutes and County Ordinances that occur in the county.’


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