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advocate British & World English

A person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy

advocate English Thesaurus

she was a powerful advocate of children's rights

Lord Advocate British & World English

The principal Law Officer of the Crown in Scotland

advocate depute British & World English

(In Scotland) any of a number of officers who assist the Lord Advocate in prosecutions

devil's advocate British & World English

A person who expresses a contentious opinion in order to provoke debate or test the strength of the opposing arguments

judge advocate British & World English

A barrister who advises a court martial on points of law and sums up the case

public advocate British & World English

An official elected or appointed to advance the interests of the public, especially by investigating complaints concerning public authorities

advocate general British & World English

Any of a number of officers assisting the judges in the European Court of Justice

judge advocate general British & World English

An officer in supreme control of the courts martial in the armed forces, excluding (in the UK) the navy