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advocate depute

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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.
Example sentences
  • 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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