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judge advocate general

noun, plural judge advocates general, judge advocate generals. Military.
  1. the chief legal officer of an army, navy, or air force.
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Origin of judge advocate general

First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for judge advocate general

Historical Examples

  • But what the Judge-Advocate-General did do, in view of the crisis, is sufficiently apparent.

    The Judicial Murder of Mary E. Surratt

    David Miller DeWitt

  • These charges have come down from head-quarters, having been prepared in the office of the Judge-Advocate-General.

  • In the English navy there is an official whose functions are somewhat similar to those of the judge-advocate-general.

  • The foregoing is a synoptical statement of the evidence, together with the judge-advocate-general's conclusions.

British Dictionary definitions for judge advocate general

judge advocate general

noun plural judge advocates general or judge advocate generals
  1. the civil adviser to the Crown on matters relating to courts martial and on military law generally
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