advocatory

advocatory

[ad-vok-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, ad-vuh-kuh-, ad-vuh-key-tuh-ree]
adjective
of or pertaining to an advocate or his or her functions.

Origin:
1860–65; advocate + -ory1

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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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