n. pl. solicitors general
1. 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.
2. 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.
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