- (in Scotland) the chief law officer of the Crown: he acts as public prosecutor and is in charge of the administration of criminal justice
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Examples from the Web for lord advocate
He is Wilson's son-in-law and the lord-advocate's nephew—a very masterly speaker indeed, who ought to become a distinguished man.
The lord-advocate and the solicitor-general, in addition to their official duties, accept of ordinary bar practice.
The answer was that all the letters he had received from Mr. Watt had been delivered to the lord-advocate.
The Lord-Advocate being sworn, in exculpation, he gave a distinct account of the transactions which he had had with the prisoner.
During this session a bill was introduced by the Lord-advocate for the amendment of the poor-laws in Scotland.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.
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