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state attorney, noun phrase

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Translation of Afrikaans staatsprokureur; cf. attorney.
1. In historical contexts. With initial capitals. In the old Boer Republics: the state legal advisor, a position equivalent to that of Minister of Justice.
1877 F. Jeppe Tvl Bk Almanac & Dir. (1976) 46State Attorney — Dr. W.J. Leyds. £1,200.
1974 K. Griffith Thank God We Kept Flag Flying 19In Pretoria, the capital of the Transvaal, President Kruger, ably advised by the young State Attorney, Jan Smuts, noted Queen Victoria’s proclamation summoning the British Parliament and calling out the British Army’s reserves.
2. An attorney employed by the government to protect its interests in any legal issue that may arise.
1956 Act 3 in Stat. of Union 13‘State Attorney’ means the officer appointed under paragraph (a) of sub-section (2) of section two of the State Attorney Act, 1925 (Act No. 25 of 1925).
1989 Cape Times 4 Sept. 7Evidence is being led by advocate Mr E Bertelsmann, briefed by the state attorney for the liquidators.
With initial capitals. In the old Boer Republics: the state legal advisor, a position equivalent to that of Minister of Justice.
An attorney employed by the government to protect its interests in any legal issue that may arise.

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