—pl. solicitors general.
1. a law officer who maintains the rights of the state in suits affecting the public interest, next in rank to the attorney general.
2. the chief legal officer in some states.
3. (caps.) the law officer of the U.S. government next below the Attorney General, having charge of appeals, as to the Supreme Court.
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