judge advocate


noun, plural judge advocates. Military.

a staff officer designated as legal adviser to a commander and charged with the administration of military justice.

Origin of judge advocate

First recorded in 1740–50
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judge advocate

noun plural judge advocates

an officer who superintends proceedings at a military court martial

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