n.1.One who pleads the cause of another. Specifically: One who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court; a counselor.
2.One who defends, vindicates, or espouses any cause by argument; a pleader; as, an advocate of free trade, an advocate of truth.
3.Christ, considered as an intercessor.
We have an Advocate with the Father.
- 1 John ii. 1.
Faculty of advocates
(Scot.) the Scottish bar in Edinburgh.
Lord advocate
(Scot.) the public prosecutor of crimes, and principal crown lawyer.
Judge advocate
See under Judge.
v. t.1.To plead in favor of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly.
[imp. & p. p. Advocated ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Advocating ( ).]
To advocate the cause of thy client.
- Bp. Sanderson (1624).
Eminent orators were engaged to advocate his cause.
- Mitford.
v. i.1.To act as advocate.
Noun1.Advocateadvocate - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
2.advocate - a lawyer who pleads cases in court
Verb1.advocate - push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
Synonyms: recommend, urge
2.advocate - speak, plead, or argue in favour of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
Synonyms: preach

ADVOCATE, civil and ecclesiastical law. 1. An officer who maintains or de fends the rights of his client in the same manner as the counsellor does in the common law.
     2. Lord Advocate. An, officer of state in Scotland, appointed by the king, to advise about the making and executing the law, to prosecute capital crimes, &c.
     3. College or faculty of advocates. A college consisting of 180 persons, appointed to plead in. all actions before the lords of sessions.
     4. Church or ecclesiastical advocates. Pleaders appointed by the church to maintain its rights.
     5.-2. A patron who has the advowson or presentation to a church. Tech. Dict.; Ayl. Per. 53; Dane Ab. c.,31, Sec. 20. See Counsellor at law; Honorarium.

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