- Advocation Ad`vo*ca"tion, n. [L. advocatio: cf. OF. avocation.
1. The act of advocating or pleading; plea; advocacy.
The holy Jesus . . . sits in heaven in a perpetual advocation for us. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
2. Advowson. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
The donations or advocations of church livings. --Sanderson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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advocation — index labor (work), recommendation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
advocation — [ad΄və kā′shən] n. [L advocatio] 1. Obs. advocacy 2. Scot. Law the transfer by a superior court to itself of an action pending in an inferior court … English World dictionary
advocation — /ad veuh kay sheuhn/, n. 1. Scot. Law. the action of a superior court in calling before itself or reviewing an action originally brought before an inferior court. 2. Obs. a. advocacy. b. the act of summoning. [1400 50; late ME < L advocation , s … Universalium
advocation — A Scotch method of appeal. See bill of advocation … Ballentine's law dictionary
advocation — ˌadvəˈkāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Latin advocation , advocatio act of calling, summoning, legal assistance, from advocatus + ion , io ion 1. a. : summoning b. Scots law … Useful english dictionary
advocation — noun see advocate II … New Collegiate Dictionary
advocation — noun a) The act of advocating or pleading. b) The right of presenting to a vacant benefice or living in the church … Wiktionary
advocation — n. supporting, advocacy; act of pleading in court … English contemporary dictionary
advocation — ad·vo·ca·tion … English syllables
bill of advocation — (Scotch.) A petition praying the supreme court to transfer to itself a cause pending in a lower court … Ballentine's law dictionary