Translation of advocate general in Spanish:

advocate general

abogado general, n.

noun

  • 1

    (in the European Court of Justice)
    abogado general masculine
    abogada general feminine
    • 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.
    • The ECJ is now composed of fifteen judges, as well as the nine advocates-general who deliver preliminary opinions.
    • The court's judgement is not a final ruling, but it follows the opinion of the advocate-general in the majority of cases.