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

Examples of judge advocate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tyrone Collier, a judge advocate in the Marine Corps Reserve, in an interview with the AP. Kat Stafford, CBS News, 29 Dec. 2021 Each military service would have a lead special trial counsel who would report directly to the secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force, rather than judge advocate generals within the military, an issue that became a last-minute sticking point. Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times, 7 Dec. 2021 The Marquette University graduate most recently served in the U.S. Navy Reserve JAG Corps as the assistant staff judge advocate of the Reserve Component Command Great Lakes. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Dec. 2021 Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Harker, in his memo, said the Navy agrees with the concept of having an independent judge advocate. Lolita C. Baldor And Robert Burns, USA TODAY, 5 June 2021 The assistant staff judge advocate rejected the claim that Al-Iraqi is paralyzed. Shannon K. Crawford, John Parkinson, ABC News, 10 Sep. 2021 Mark McCary served as a judge advocate at Guantanamo, responsible for ensuring that Criminal Investigation Task Force interrogators drawn from each military branch's investigative agencies remained within their legal bounds. Josh Margolin, ABC News, 9 Sep. 2021 Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Harker, in his memo, said the Navy agrees with the concept of having an independent judge advocate. Lolita C. Baldor And Robert Burns, USA TODAY, 5 June 2021 The officials largely supported efforts to improve the judge advocate corps, and agreed that protective orders for victims should be handled more quickly. Lolita C. Baldor And Robert Burns, USA TODAY, 5 June 2021

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First Known Use of judge advocate

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of judge advocate was in 1644

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9 Jan 2022

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“Judge advocate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/judge%20advocate. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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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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