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advocacy

[ad-vuh-kuh-see] /ˈæd və kə si/
noun, plural advocacies.
1.
the act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending; active espousal:
He was known for his advocacy of states' rights.
Origin of advocacy
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English advocacye < Medieval Latin advocātia. See advocate, -acy
Related forms
nonadvocacy, noun
preadvocacy, noun
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advocacy

/ˈædvəkəsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
active support, esp of a cause
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Word Origin and History for advocacy
n.

late 14c., from Old French avocacie (14c.), from Medieval Latin advocatia, noun of state from Latin advocatus (see advocate (n.)).

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