Definition of advocate general in English:

Share this entry

advocate general

noun (plural advocates general)

Any of a number of officers assisting the judges in the European Court of Justice.
Example sentences
  • Last week, an advocate-general of the European Court of Justice said the commission was not mistaken in its findings.
  • Apart from the judges, the Court is also assisted by eight advocates-general, whose qualifications for office are identical.
  • The lawyers have to prepare their briefs and the advocate-general has to prepare his submissions.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ad¦vo|cate gen|eral

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.