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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

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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.
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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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SENATE TESTIMONY yesterday by the judge advocates general of the four military services was illuminating -- so illuminating, you wanted to weep that they hadn't been listened to four years ago or more.
Not one of the six active-duty and retired judge advocates general who testified yesterday would endorse the administration's request that Congress simply ratify the military commissions it had set up unilaterally.
We have some positions for judge advocates general, military personnel specialists, logisticians, and many others available," said Taraba.

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