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.

Nearby words

  1. judeo-spanish,
  2. judezmo,
  3. judg.,
  4. judge,
  5. judge a book by its cover, one can't,
  6. judge advocate general,
  7. judge lynch,
  8. judge not, that ye be not judged,
  9. judge-made,
  10. judgement

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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