noun see advocate II

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  • Advocation — Ad vo*ca tion, n. [L. advocatio: cf. OF. avocation. See {Advowson}.] 1. The act of advocating or pleading; plea; advocacy. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] The holy Jesus . . . sits in heaven in a perpetual advocation for us. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • advocation — index labor (work), recommendation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • advocation — [ad΄və kā′shən] n. [L advocatio] 1. Obs. advocacy 2. Scot. Law the transfer by a superior court to itself of an action pending in an inferior court …   English World dictionary

  • advocation — /ad veuh kay sheuhn/, n. 1. Scot. Law. the action of a superior court in calling before itself or reviewing an action originally brought before an inferior court. 2. Obs. a. advocacy. b. the act of summoning. [1400 50; late ME < L advocation , s …   Universalium

  • advocation — A Scotch method of appeal. See bill of advocation …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • advocation — ˌadvəˈkāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Latin advocation , advocatio act of calling, summoning, legal assistance, from advocatus + ion , io ion 1. a. : summoning b. Scots law …   Useful english dictionary

  • advocation — noun a) The act of advocating or pleading. b) The right of presenting to a vacant benefice or living in the church …   Wiktionary

  • advocation — n. supporting, advocacy; act of pleading in court …   English contemporary dictionary

  • advocation — ad·vo·ca·tion …   English syllables

  • bill of advocation — (Scotch.) A petition praying the supreme court to transfer to itself a cause pending in a lower court …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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