AvocateAv"o*cate\, v. t. [L. avocatus, p. p. of avocare; a, ab + vocare to call. Cf. Avoke, and see Vocal, a.] To call off or away; to withdraw; to transfer to another tribunal. [Obs. or Archaic] One who avocateth his mind from other occupations. --Barrow. He, at last, . . . avocated the cause to Rome. --Robertson.