judge advocate general

noun, plural judge advocates general, judge advocate generals. Military.

the chief legal officer of an army, navy, or air force.

Origin of judge advocate general

First recorded in 1860–65
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judge advocate general

noun plural judge advocates general or judge advocate generals

the civil adviser to the Crown on matters relating to courts martial and on military law generally
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