Adynamic fevers, malignant or putrid fevers attended with great muscular debility.

(A*dyn"a*my) n. Adynamia. [R.] Morin.

Advocateship to Aërostation

(Ad"vo*cate*ship), n. Office or duty of an advocate.

(Ad`vo*ca"tion) n. [L. advocatio: cf. OF. avocation. See Advowson.]

1. The act of advocating or pleading; plea; advocacy. [Archaic]

The holy Jesus . . . sits in heaven in a perpetual advocation for us.
Jer. Taylor.

2. Advowson. [Obs.]

The donations or advocations of church livings.

3. (Scots Law) The process of removing a cause from an inferior court to the supreme court. Bell.

(Ad"vo*ca*to*ry) a. Of or pertaining to an advocate. [R.]

(Ad*voke") v. t. [L. advocare. See Advocate.] To summon; to call. [Obs.]

Queen Katharine had privately prevailed with the pope to advoke the cause to Rome.

(Ad`vo*lu"tion) n. [L. advolvere, advolutum, to roll to.] A rolling toward something. [R.]

(Ad*vou"trer) n. [OF. avoutre, avoltre, fr. L. adulter. Cf. Adulterer.] An adulterer. [Obs.]

(Ad*vou"tress) n. An adulteress. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Ad*vou"try, Ad*vow"try) n. [OE. avoutrie, avouterie, advoutrie, OF. avoutrie, avulterie, fr. L. adulterium. Cf. Adultery.] Adultery. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Ad*vow*ee") n. [OE. avowe, F. avoué, fr. L. advocatus. See Advocate, Avowee, Avoyer.] One who has an advowson. Cowell.

(Ad*vow"son) n. [OE. avoweisoun, OF. avoëson, fr. L. advocatio. Cf. Advocation.] (Eng. Law) The right of presenting to a vacant benefice or living in the church. [Originally, the relation of a patron (advocatus) or protector of a benefice, and thus privileged to nominate or present to it.]

The benefices of the Church of England are in every case subjects of presentation. They are nearly 12,000 in number; the advowson of more than half of them belongs to private persons, and of the remainder to the crown, bishops, deans and chapters, universities, and colleges. Amer. Cyc.

(Ad*voy"er) n. See Avoyer. [Obs.]

(Ad*ward") n. Award. [Obs.] Spenser.

(||Ad`y*na"mi*a) n. [NL. adynamia, fr. Gr. want of strength; priv + power, strength.] (Med.) Considerable debility of the vital powers, as in typhoid fever. Dunglison.

(Ad`y*nam"ic) a. [Cf. F. adynamique. See Adynamy.]

1. (Med.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, debility of the vital powers; weak.

2. (Physics) Characterized by the absence of power or force.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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