American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Navy assigned to the Judge Advocate General's Corps.
- n. A staff officer serving as legal adviser to a commander.
- n. An officer acting as prosecutor at a court-martial.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See advocate.
- n. US A commissioned officer acting as a lawyer to advise a court martial on points of law or to act as prosecutor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See under Judge.
- n. (Mil. & Nav.) a person appointed to act as prosecutor at a court-martial; he acts as the representative of the government, as the responsible adviser of the court, and also, to a certain extent, as counsel for the accused, when he has no other counsel.
- n. an officer assigned to the judge advocate general
- n. a staff officer serving as legal adviser to a military commander
“The judge advocate wrote up an affidavit for the file and Frasconi held on to the Syrian, and Kohl and I moved into position ready for the surveillance itself.”
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