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Lord Advocate in United Kingdom

Lord Advocate History

The chief legal officer and public prosecutor of the Scottish Government and the Crown in Scotland for all civil and criminal matters. The office holder is one of the Great Officers of State of Scotland.

Concept of Lord Advocate

Traditional meaning of Lord Advocate [1] in the English common law history: The chief Crown lawyer and public prosecutor in Scotland.

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  1. Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Lord Advocate”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. This term and/or definition may be absolete. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary, based on a glossary of terms, included Lord Advocate.

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  • Article Name: Lord Advocate
  • Author: Asa Briggs
  • Description: Lord Advocate History The chief legal officer and public prosecutor of the Scottish Government and the Crown in Scotland [...]

This entry was last updated: September 7, 2020



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