Department of Justice


noun

the department of the U.S. federal government charged with the responsibility for the enforcement of federal laws. Abbreviation: DOJ

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Cultural definitions for Department of Justice

Department of Justice

A department of the federal executive branch, headed by the attorney general, which administers the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), prosecutes violations of federal law, and is responsible for enforcing all civil rights legislation.

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