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Solicitor General

Solicitor-General, a very important law officer of the Crown, ranking next after the Attorney-General, his functions being political as well as legal. Like the Attorney-General, he is not in the Cabinet, but changes with the Government of the day. He is almost always a member of the House of Commons, and acts as the deputy or assistant of the Attorney-General. He is usually knighted soon after his appointment, and succeeds the Attorney-General on a vacancy in that office. [ATTORNEY-GENERAL.]