Definition of Paraclete in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈperəˌklēt/


(In Christian theology) the Holy Spirit as advocate or counselor (John 14:16, 26).
Example sentences
  • The theology of the Paraclete contains and promotes a theological-ontological congruence.
  • Johannine theology of the Paraclete points to a primary way in which participation in the exercise of political power can be a form of public witness to Christ.
  • And we confess the living Holy Spirit, the living Paraclete.


Via late Latin from Greek paraklētos 'called in aid', from para- 'alongside' + klētos (from kalein 'to call').

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Syllabification: Par·a·clete

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