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judge advocate

noun, plural judge advocates. Military
1.
a staff officer designated as legal adviser to a commander and charged with the administration of military justice.
Origin of judge advocate
1740-1750
1740-50
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  • Colonel Andrews in turn administered the oath to the judge advocate.

    The Lost Despatch Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • The judge advocate has furnished me with a copy of the charges.

    The Lost Despatch Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • The judge advocate read, looked puzzled, glanced up, and cleared his throat.

    A Wounded Name Charles King
  • The judge advocate's manifest surprise was reflected in her face.

    The Lost Despatch Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • "Just a moment," interposed Warren, and handed another slip to the judge advocate, who read the question aloud.

    The Lost Despatch Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • When he had finished, the judge advocate continued his questions.

    The Lost Despatch Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • He had tendered his services to the judge advocate General's department, but had heard nothing from his application.

  • The judge advocate cleared his throat, and spoke impressively.

    The Lost Despatch Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • The judge advocate and the members of the court looked gravely at each other.

    The Wing-and-Wing J. Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for judge advocate

judge advocate

noun (pl) judge advocates
1.
an officer who superintends proceedings at a military court martial
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