Definition of judge advocate general in English:

judge advocate general

noun

  • An officer in supreme control of the courts martial in the armed forces, excluding (in the UK) the navy.

    • ‘Layfield is now assigned to the Office of the Judge Advocate General, Washington, D.C.’
    • ‘After consulting with Conner, Chief of Staff General James W. McAndrew, Judge Advocate General Walter Bethel, and Pershing met with coalition commanders-in-chief at Senlis, France.’
    • ‘May I introduce to you Rear Admiral Harmon Rabb, Judge Advocate General.’