judge advocate


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 After graduating from Yale University with a professional law degree, Morris served in the U.S. Air Force as an assistant staff judge advocate. Ryan Faircloth, Star Tribune, "'Legendary' University of Minnesota law professor C. Robert 'Bob' Morris dies at 92," 23 Nov. 2020 Yevgeny Vindman is an active-duty Army judge advocate. David Burnett, Washington Post, "Portraits of 24 officials who have left the Trump administration," 30 Sep. 2020 Before becoming federal prosecutor, Town was a judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps and a prosecutor in the Madison County District Attorney’s Office. Lee Roop | Lroop@al.com, al, "Former U.S. Attorney Jay Town joins Huntsville cybersecurity company," 4 Aug. 2020 Michael Fazio, staff judge advocate at Coast Guard 7th District. Wayne K. Roustan, sun-sentinel.com, "Ride-share on the high seas? Coast Guard is cracking down on illegal charter boats.," 26 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of judge advocate

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 Nov 2020

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“Judge advocate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/judge%20advocate. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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judge advocate

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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