judge advocate

noun
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

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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First Known Use of judge advocate

1644

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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