advocator

advocate

[v. ad-vuh-keyt; n. ad-vuh-kit, -keyt]
verb (used with object), advocated, advocating.
1.
to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly: He advocated higher salaries for teachers.
noun
2.
a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc. (usually followed by of ): an advocate of peace.
3.
a person who pleads for or in behalf of another; intercessor.
4.
a person who pleads the cause of another in a court of law.

Origin:
1300–50; < Latin advocātus legal counselor (orig. past participle of advocāre to call to one's aid), equivalent to ad- ad- + voc- call (akin to vōx voice) + -ātus -ate1; replacing Middle English avocat < Middle French

advocative, adjective
advocator, noun
nonadvocate, noun
preadvocate, noun
preadvocate, verb (used with object), preadvocated, preadvocating.
readvocate, verb (used with object), readvocated, readvocating.
subadvocate, noun
unadvocated, adjective
well-advocated, adjective


2. champion, proponent, backer. 4. lawyer, attorney, counselor, counsel; barrister; solicitor.
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advocate
 
vb
1.  (tr; may take a clause as object) to support or recommend publicly; plead for or speak in favour of
 
n
2.  a person who upholds or defends a cause; supporter
3.  a person who intercedes on behalf of another
4.  barrister solicitor See also counsellor a person who pleads his client's cause in a court of law
5.  Scots law the usual word for barrister
 
[C14: via Old French from Latin advocātus legal witness, advocate, from advocāre to call as witness, from vocāre to call]
 
advo'catory
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

advocate
mid-14c., "one whose profession is to plead cases in a court of justice," a technical term from Roman law, from O.Fr. avocat, from L. advocatus "one called to aid," orig. pp. of advocare "to call" (as witness or advisor) from ad- "to" + vocare "to call," related to vocem (see
voice). The verb is first attested 1640s.
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Advocate definition


(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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