Definition of advocacy in English:


Line breaks: ad¦vo|cacy
Pronunciation: /ˈadvəkəsi


[mass noun]
  • 2The profession or work of a legal advocate: solicitors should have a record of advocacy in the lower courts
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    • 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).

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