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judge advocate

noun, plural judge advocates. Military.
1.
a staff officer designated as legal adviser to a commander and charged with the administration of military justice.
Origin of judge advocate
1740-1750
First recorded in 1740-50
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  • The judge advocate has furnished me with a copy of the charges.

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  • Colonel Andrews in turn administered the oath to the judge advocate.

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  • "Answer my last question, Symonds," directed the judge advocate.

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  • The judge advocate's manifest surprise was reflected in her face.

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  • "I will not detain you long, Mrs. Lane," said the judge advocate briskly.

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  • Getting no answer to his question, the judge advocate repeated it.

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  • Senator Warren, let me introduce Captain Foster, the judge advocate.

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  • When he had finished, the judge advocate continued his questions.

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  • The first witness summoned by the judge advocate was Doctor Ward.

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British Dictionary definitions for judge advocate

judge advocate

noun (pl) judge advocates
1.
an officer who superintends proceedings at a military court martial
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