Definition of advocacy in English:

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advocacy

Pronunciation: /ˈadvəkəsi/

noun

[mass noun]
1Public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy: his outspoken advocacy of the agreement has won no friends
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
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, acceptance
North American informal boosterism
2The profession or work of a legal advocate: solicitors should have a record of advocacy in the lower courts
More 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.

Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin advocatia, from advocare 'summon, call to one's aid' (see advocate).

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