Definition of advocate depute in English:

advocate depute

Line breaks: ad¦vo|cate de¦pute

noun (plural advocates depute)

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

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