solicitor general
solicitor general n pl solicitors general: a law officer appointed primarily to assist an attorney general; also: a federal law officer responsible for representing the government in court and esp. the U.S. Supreme Court

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

solicitor general
n.
The attorney who ranks just below the attorney general of the United States and whose responsibilities include representing the U.S. government before the Supreme Court and other federal courts.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


Solicitor General
law officer for England and Wales in the Westminster Parliament, deputy to the Attorney General. There is a Solicitor General for Scotland who is junior to the Lord Advocate. In the USA a law officer who assists an attorney general and the official who represents the federal government in court.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


Solicitor General
The chief trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, who is responsible for arguing cases before the Supreme Court. The Solicitor General is the second-highest ranking attorney in the Department of Justice, behind the Attorney General.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


solicitor general
solicitor(s) general
n. The number-two legal officer in a government, outranked only by the Attorney General. Especially the chief trial attorney for the executive branch of the government.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


solicitor general
An officer of the U.S. Department of Justice who represents the U.S. government in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


solicitor general
An officer of the U.S. department of justice who represents the U.S. government in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

Solicitor General
n.
   the chief trial attorney in the federal Department of Justice responsible for arguing cases before the Supreme Court and ranking second to the Attorney General in the Department.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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