Definition of advocate depute in English:
noun (plural advocates depute)
(In Scotland) any of a number of officers who assist the Lord Advocate in prosecutions.
- The advocate-depute could give us no reassurance on the point.
- After serving as an advocate-depute between 1983 and 1987, he was appointed solicitor-general.
- If you have a stint as an advocate-depute, it stands you in good stead.