private attorney general

private attorney general
A private citizen who commences a lawsuit to enforce a legal right that benefits the community as a whole.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


private attorney general
A private citizen who commences a lawsuit to enforce a legal right that benefits the community as a whole.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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