Definition of judge advocate in US English:

judge advocate


  • A lawyer who advises a court-martial on points of law and sums up the case.

    • ‘The trial judge advocate prosecuted the case with the aid of one assistant.’
    • ‘He later served as a staff judge advocate in Korea.’
    • ‘I spent 28 years as a Navy judge advocate so I am well familiar with what they do.’
    • ‘The reason for the decision was chiefly the judge advocate's failure to direct the jury clearly that a mistaken belief in consent would provide a defence.’
    • ‘The role of the judge advocate is a perplexing one.’


judge advocate

/jəj ˈadvəˌkāt/