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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Advocate  \Ad"vo*cate\,  n.  [OE.  avocat,  avocet,  OF  avocat,  fr 
  L.  advocatus  one  summoned  or  called  to  another;  properly  the 
  p.  p.  of  advocare  to  call  to  call  to  one's  aid;  ad  +  vocare 
  to  call  See  {Advowee},  {Avowee},  {Vocal}.] 
  1.  One  who  pleads  the  cause  of  another.  Specifically:  One  who 
  pleads  the  cause  of  another  before  a  tribunal  or  judicial 
  court;  a  counselor. 
 
  Note:  In  the  English  and  American  Law,  advocate  is  the  same 
  as  ``counsel,''  ``counselor,''  or  ``barrister.''  In  the 
  civil  and  ecclesiastical  courts,  the  term  signifies  the 
  same  as  ``counsel''  at  the  common  law. 
 
  2.  One  who  defends,  vindicates,  or  espouses  any  cause  by 
  argument;  a  pleader;  as  an  advocate  of  free  trade  an 
  advocate  of  truth. 
 
  3.  Christ,  considered  as  an  intercessor. 
 
  We  have  an  Advocate  with  the  Father.  --1  John  ii 
  1. 
 
  {Faculty  of  advocates}  (Scot.),  the  Scottish  bar  in 
  Edinburgh. 
 
  {Lord  advocate}  (Scot.),  the  public  prosecutor  of  crimes,  and 
  principal  crown  lawyer. 
 
  {Judge  advocate}.  See  under  {Judge}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Advocate  \Ad"vo*cate\,  v.  i. 
  To  act  as  advocate.  [Obs.]  --Fuller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Advocate  \Ad"vo*cate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Advocated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Advocating}.]  [See  {Advocate},  n.,  {Advoke},  {Avow}.] 
  To  plead  in  favor  of  to  defend  by  argument,  before  a 
  tribunal  or  the  public;  to  support,  vindicate,  or  recommend 
  publicly. 
 
  To  advocate  the  cause  of  thy  client.  --Bp. 
  Sanderson 
  (1624). 
 
  This  is  the  only  thing  distinct  and  sensible,  that  has 
  been  advocated.  --Burke. 
 
  Eminent  orators  were  engaged  to  advocate  his  cause 
  --Mitford. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  advocate 
  n  1:  a  person  who  pleads  for  a  cause  or  idea  [syn:  {proponent},  {exponent}] 
  2:  a  lawyer  who  pleads  cases  in  court  [syn:  {counsel},  {counselor}, 
  {counsellor},  {counselor-at-law}] 
  v  1:  push  for  something  [syn:  {recommend},  {urge}] 
  2:  speak,  plead,  or  argue  in  favour  of  [syn:  {preach}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Advocate 
  (Gr.  parakletos),  one  who  pleads  another's  cause  who  helps 
  another  by  defending  or  comforting  him  It  is  a  name  given  by 
  Christ  three  times  to  the  Holy  Ghost  (John  14:16;  15:26;  16:7, 
  where  the  Greek  word  is  rendered  "Comforter,"  q.v.).  It  is 
  applied  to  Christ  in  1  John  2:1,  where  the  same  Greek  word  is 
  rendered  "Advocate,"  the  rendering  which  it  should  have  in  all 
  the  places  where  it  occurs.  Tertullus  "the  orator"  (Acts  24:1) 
  was  a  Roman  advocate  whom  the  Jews  employed  to  accuse  Paul 
  before  Felix. 
 




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