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advocation

[ad-vuh-key-shuh n] /ˌæd vəˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
Scots Law. the action of a superior court in calling before itself or reviewing an action originally brought before an inferior court.
2.
Obsolete.
  1. advocacy.
  2. the act of summoning.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin advocātiōn-, stem of advocātiō; see advocate, -ion
Related forms
readvocation, noun
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advocation

/ˌædvəˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
(Scots law, papal law) the transfer to itself by a superior court of an action pending in a lower court
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