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nounpl. solicitors general or solicitor generals
- 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
- a law officer of similar rank in certain U.S. states and in England
nounpl. solicitors general
- Solicitor General An officer of the US Department of Justice who is responsible for all cases appearing before the US Supreme Court involving the federal government as a party.
- An attorney who is a public officer assisting a state attorney general in cases in which the state is a party, especially appellate and complex cases.