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 cause of another. Specifically: One who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court; a counselor. [1913 Webster]

Note: In the English and American Law, advocate is the same as ``counsel,'' ``counselor,'' or ``barrister.'' In the civil and ecclesiastical courts, the term signifies the same as ``counsel'' at the common law. [1913 Webster]

2. One who defends, vindicates, or espouses any cause by argument; a pleader; as, an advocate of free trade, an advocate of truth. [1913 Webster]

3. Christ, considered as an intercessor. [1913 Webster]

We have an Advocate with the Father. --1 John ii. 1. [1913 Webster]

{Faculty of advocates} (Scot.), the Scottish bar in Edinburgh.

{Lord advocate} (Scot.), the public prosecutor of crimes, and principal crown lawyer.

{Judge advocate}. See under {Judge}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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

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  • 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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