Department of Justice

Department of Justice
Department of Jus|tice, the
a US government department which deals with the law. Its work includes writing laws, representing the government in a court of law, and doing criminal ↑investigations (=searching for information to solve crimes) . The head of the Department of Justice is called the ↑Attorney General. In the UK there is a similar department called the Lord Chancellor's Department.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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