Solicitor General


Solicitor General

The term Solicitor General or Solicitor-General may refer to:
* Solicitor-General of Australia, the second law officer of state and public servant representing the Attorney-General in court proceedings
** Solicitor-General of Victoria
** Solicitor-General of the Northern Territory
* Office of the Solicitor-General in Brazil, also known as "Advogado-Geral da União", the agency in charge of the "Public Counsel"
* Solicitor General of Canada, a role now performed by the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
**Solicitor General of Ontario
* Solicitor-General of Ceylon, deputy to the Attorney-General of Ceylon
* Solicitor General for England and Wales, the deputy for the Attorney General for England and Wales
* Solicitor-General (Fiji)
* Solicitor-General of Hong Kong, (Chinese: 法律政策專員) head of the Legal Policy Division of the Department of Justice (Hong Kong)
* Solicitor General of India
* Chief State Solicitor, a branch of the office of the Attorney General "of" Ireland
* Solicitor-General for Ireland, deputy to the Attorney-General "for" Ireland, until 1922
* Solicitor General of Ohio, the top appellate advocate in the state
* Solicitor-General of New Zealand, the second law officer of state and public servant representing the Attorney-General in court proceedings
* Solicitor-General of the Philippines
* Solicitor General for Sri Lanka, the deputy for the Attorney General for Sri Lanka
* Solicitor General for Scotland, the depute of the Lord Advocate
* Solicitor-General of Singapore, the deputy of the Attorney-General of Singapore
* Solicitor General of the United States, the federal government's primary advocate before the U.S. Supreme Court

ee also

*Solicitor
*Attorney General
*Justice of the Peace
*Law Officers of the Crown


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  • 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.… …   Law dictionary

  • solicitor general — ☆ solicitor general n. pl. solicitors general or solicitor generals 1. the law officer in the U.S. Department of Justice ranking next below the attorney general: the U.S. solicitor general represents the U.S. in cases before the Supreme Court 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Solicitor-general — So*lic it*or gen er*al, n. The second law officer in the government of Great Britain; also, a similar officer under the United States government, who is associated with the attorney general; also, the chief law officer of some of the States.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Solicitor-general — (engl., spr. Sollissit r dschenner l), der Generalprocurator, Staatsanwalt …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Solicitor general — (sollissitr dschenräl), engl., der Staatsanwalt …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • solicitor general — noun a law officer appointed to assist an attorney general • Hypernyms: ↑lawman, ↑law officer, ↑peace officer * * * noun, pl solicitors general [count] : a law officer who assists an attorney general and is just below the attorney general in rank …   Useful english dictionary

  • Solicitor General — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Solicitor General : singular Solicitor General plural Solicitors General in the UK, the second most important legal officer, below the Attorney General in England and Wales and the Lord Advocate in Scotland …   English dictionary

  • Solicitor General — also solicitor general N SING: usu the N; N TITLE The Solicitor General in Britain or the United States, or in an American state, is the second most important legal officer, next in rank below an Attorney General …   English dictionary

  • Solicitor General — The Solicitor General of the United States is in charge of representing the Government in suits and appeals in the Supreme Court and as well in lower federal trial and appellate courts in cases involving the interests of the United States. He… …   Black's law dictionary

  • solicitor-general — see Solicitor General …   English dictionary


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