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.
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.
Adynamic fevers, malignant or putrid fevers attended with great muscular debility.
(A*dyn"a*my) n. Adynamia. [R.] Morin.