judge advocate general


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judge advocate general

n. pl. judge advocates general or judge advocate generals Abbr. JAG
The chief legal officer of a branch of the US armed forces.

judge advocate general

n, pl judge advocates general or judge advocate generals
(Law) the civil adviser to the Crown on matters relating to courts martial and on military law generally

judge` ad′vocate gen′eral



n., pl. judge advocates general, judge advocate generals.
the chief legal officer of an army, navy, or air force.
[1860–65]

judge advocate general

The senior legal officer in a branch of the United States armed forces.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.judge advocate general - the senior legal advisor to a branch of the militaryjudge advocate general - the senior legal advisor to a branch of the military
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
commissioned officer - a military officer holding a commission
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