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.

(Ad"vo*cate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Advocated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Advocating ] [See Advocate, n., Advoke, Avow.] To plead in favor of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly.

To advocate the cause of thy client.
Bp. Sanderson

This is the only thing distinct and sensible, that has been advocated.

Eminent orators were engaged to advocate his cause.

(Ad"vo*cate), v. i. To act as advocate. [Obs.] Fuller.

(Ad*vise"ment) n. [OE. avisement, F. avisement, fr. aviser. See Advise, and cf. Avisement.]

1. Counsel; advice; information. [Archaic]

And mused awhile, waking advisement takes of what had passed in sleep.

2. Consideration; deliberation; consultation.

Tempering the passion with advisement slow.

(Ad*vis"er) n. One who advises.

(Ad*vis"er*ship), n. The office of an adviser. [R.]

(Ad*vi"so) n. [Cf. Sp. aviso. See Advice.] Advice; counsel; suggestion; also, a dispatch or advice boat. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Ad*vi"so*ry) a. Having power to advise; containing advice; as, an advisory council; their opinion is merely advisory.

The General Association has a general advisory superintendence over all the ministers and churches.

(Ad"vo*ca*cy) n. [OF. advocatie, LL. advocatia. See Advocate.] The act of pleading for or supporting; work of advocating; intercession.

(Ad"vo*cate) n. [OE. avocat, avocet, OF. avocat, fr. L. advocatus, one summoned or called to another; properly the p. p. of advocare to call to, call to one's aid; ad + vocare to call. See Advowee, Avowee, Vocal.]

1. One who pleads the cause of another. Specifically: One who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court; a counselor.

In the English and American Law, advocate is the same as "counsel," "counselor," or "barrister." In the civil and ecclesiastical courts, the term signifies the same as "counsel" at the common law.

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.

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