- 1Public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy: his outspoken advocacy of the agreement has won no friendsMore example sentences
support for, argument for, arguing for, calling for, pushing for, pressing for; defence, espousal, espousing, approval, approving, endorsement, endorsing, recommendation, recommending, advising in favour, backing, supporting, favouring, promotion, promoting, championship, championing, sanctioning, acceptanceNorth American • informal boosterism
- The guy has become rich and famous through public advocacy of an unhealthy lifestyle.
- The government wanted an unclassified document on which it could draw in its advocacy of its policy.
- His bullish and untiring advocacy of the Government and its policies may not be to everyone's taste.
- 2The profession or work of a legal advocate: solicitors should have a record of advocacy in the lower courtsMore example sentences
- In such cases, I find an element of legal advocacy present which does not become an expert's testimony.
- The law allowing plaintiffs to recover legal fees in advocacy lawsuits has been on the books for a long time.
- His willingness to embark upon detailed research was closer to advocacy than to the approach of an objective expert.
late Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin advocatia, from advocare 'summon, call to one's aid' (see advocate).