judge advocate
judge advocate n pl judge advocates
1: an officer serving under the Judge Advocate General
2: an officer charged with administering military justice (as by acting as legal counsel or conducting an appellate review)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

judge advocate
n.
A military lawyer or legal officer; an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s corps.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


judge advocate

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


judge advocate
A military officer who is part of the Judge Advocate General's Corps. The Corps is the judicial arm of each of the U.S. armed forces. Judge advocates are charged with upholding military law, as contained in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Officers of the Corps are the chief officers in courts-martial and military courts of inquiry. Judge advocates also provide legal services to servicemembers, and advise commanders on the laws concerning armed combat.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


judge advocate
A legal adviser on the staff of a military command. A designated officer of the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAGC) of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


judge advocate
A legal adviser on the staff of a military command. A designated officer of the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAGC) of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

judge advocate
n.
   a military officer with legal training who has the mixed duties of giving advice on legal matters to the group of officers sitting as a court-martial (both judge and jury) and acting as the prosecutor of the accused serviceman or woman. A judge advocate holds responsibility to protect the accused from procedural improprieties such as questions from the members of the court which might incriminate the accused in violation of the Constitution. The accused person also has a military officer as counsel, who may not be an attorney.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Judge Advocate — Judge Judge (j[u^]j), n. [OE. juge, OF. & F. juge, fr. OF. jugier, F. juger, to judge. See {Judge}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Law) A public officer who is invested with authority to hear and determine litigated causes, and to administer justice… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Judge advocate — Advocate Ad vo*cate, n. [OE. avocat, avocet, OF. avocat, fr. L. advocatus, one summoned or called to another; properly the p. p. of advocare to call to, call to one s aid; ad + vocare to call. See {Advowee}, {Avowee}, {Vocal}.] 1. One who pleads… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • judge advocate — n. pl. judge advocates a military legal officer; esp., an officer designated to act as prosecutor at a court martial …   English World dictionary

  • judge advocate — An officer of the Judge Advocate General s Corps of the Army or the Navy or an officer of the Air Force or the Marine Corps who is designated as a judge advocate. 10 U.S.C.A. No. 801. In American usage, the term judge advocate no longer refers to …   Black's law dictionary

  • judge advocate — An officer of the Judge Advocate General s Corps of the Army or the Navy or an officer of the Air Force or the Marine Corps who is designated as a judge advocate. 10 U.S.C.A. No. 801. In American usage, the term judge advocate no longer refers to …   Black's law dictionary

  • Judge Advocate — See Judge Advocate General; staff judge advocate …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • judge advocate — noun Date: 1677 1. an officer assigned to the judge advocate general s corps or department 2. a staff officer serving as legal adviser to a military commander …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • judge advocate — noun 1. an officer assigned to the judge advocate general • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine • Hypernyms: ↑commissioned officer 2. a staff office …   Useful english dictionary

  • judge advocate — judge′ ad′vocate n. pl. judge advocates mil a staff officer designated as legal adviser to a commander and charged with the administration of military justice • Etymology: 1740–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • judge advocate — pl. judge advocates. Mil. a staff officer designated as legal adviser to a commander and charged with the administration of military justice. [1740 50] * * * …   Universalium

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