Judge-Advocate General


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Judge-Advocate General in the United States, the title of two officers, one attached to the War Department and having the rank of brigadier general, the other attached to the Navy Department and having the rank of colonel of marines or captain in the navy. The first is chief of the Bureau of Military Justice of the army, the other performs a similar duty for the navy. In England, the designation of a member of the ministry who is the legal adviser of the secretary of state for war, and supreme judge of the proceedings of courts-martial.
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In literature:

The overseer is generally accuser, judge, jury, advocate and executioner.
"My Bondage and My Freedom" by Frederick Douglass
Two are specially named, a Mr. Margetts, formerly Judge-Advocate-General of the Army under General Monk, and John Bunyan.
"The Life of John Bunyan" by Edmund Venables
The advocate-general, the presiding judge, the jury, the counsel, the witnesses had no other words on their lips.
"The Crystal Stopper" by Maurice LeBlanc
He found none but subordinate officials anywhere until he came to the office of the Judge Advocate General.
"The Coming Conquest of England" by August Niemann
The foregoing is a synoptical statement of the evidence, together with the judge-advocate-general's conclusions.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Complete" by Abraham Lincoln
Brigadier-General Joseph Holt, judge-advocate and recorder.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
He was now the Judge Advocate General of the United States Army.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Judge Advocate General's Officers' Reserve Corps.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
I had kept his sworn testimony in my pocket and it was to obtain this that the Deputy-Judge-Advocate-General had called upon me.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
He told me I would have to get a permit from the judge advocate general before he could allow me to talk with Nancy.
"The Lost Despatch" by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
James Abercromby was made judge-advocate-general to the military forces.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
The judges, solicitor-general, lord-advocate, and so forth, were all here to call, the day after our arrival.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
Joseph Holt, who at the time was Judge Advocate General of the Army, began in Frederick in 1869.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
The matter came before me in my capacity of judge-advocate on General Wilson's staff.
"Porto Rico" by Arthur D. Hall
In 1846 judge advocate-general, and in 1847 chief poor law commissioner.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
In the meanwhile the Bureau of Military Justice, presided over by Judge-Advocate-General Holt, had been unceasingly at work.
"The Judicial Murder of Mary E. Surratt" by David Miller DeWitt
Sibley's administration, he acted as judge advocate general of the State.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
Annual report of the acting judge-advocate-general.
"United States Government Publications, v. 8 Jan-Jun 1892" by Compiled
General of Engineers Judge Advocate General Santos Nocon.
"The Inhabitants of the Philippines" by Frederic H. Sawyer
In the English navy there is an official whose functions are somewhat similar to those of the judge-advocate-general.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various

In news:

Was an Army judge advocate general who represented Williams and his fellow Green Berets in Vietnam.
Served as Army's judge advocate general.
Here are fiscal 2012 selections for lieutenant colonel in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, Army officials announced Oct 30.
Served as Army's judge advocate general .
Gen Butch Tate, deputy judge advocate general of the US Army.