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

First Known Use of judge advocate

1644


Law Dictionary

judge advocate

noun

legal Definition of judge advocate

plural judge advocates
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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