judge advocate

noun

Definition of judge advocate 

1 : an officer assigned to the judge advocate general's corps or department

2 : a staff officer serving as legal adviser to a military commander

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Details on the candidates follow, in alphabetical order: Matt Brower, 40: Legal background: Deputy district attorney for six years; judge advocate in the Marine Corps Reserves for 14 years. Pauline Repard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "4 attorneys vying to unseat Judge Kreep after censureship," 29 May 2018 Served as a judge advocate in Iraq and Afghan wars. Pauline Repard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "4 attorneys vying to unseat Judge Kreep after censureship," 29 May 2018 Lt Col David Jonas, a judge advocate and expert in nuclear nonproliferation law. Jamie Tarabay, CNN, "Singapore summit: Will striking a deal with Trump risk Kim's regime?," 11 June 2018 In addition to being a Rotarian, Burton also is a member of Katy VFW Post 9182 and a past judge advocate general of the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wards and past state of Texas judge advocate of VFW. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Memorial Tower ceremony honors veterans, 9/11 victims," 30 May 2018 Alaric Piette, a former Navy SEAL turned judge advocate, continues to represent Nashiri. Carol Rosenberg, miamiherald, "Key defense lawyer quits USS Cole death-penalty case | Miami Herald," 13 Oct. 2017 Mark Vlaun, staff judge advocate for the Coast Guard Seventh District. Madeleine Marr, miamiherald, "Coast Guard offloads approximately $15 million worth of cocaine," 27 Sep. 2017

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1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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judge advocate

noun
plural judge advocates

Legal Definition of judge advocate 

1 : an officer serving under the Judge Advocate General

2 : an officer charged with administering military justice (as by acting as legal counsel or conducting an appellate review)

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