The act of pleading for or supporting work of advocating intercession
- energetic support of a thought or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for one thing
- The act of pleading for or encouraging; work of advocating; intercession.
The active assistance of a concern or the espousement of a set cause.
belated 14c., from Old French avocacie (14c.), from Medieval Latin advocatia, noun of state from Latin advocatus (see supporter (letter.)).
(n.) The work of pleading for or promoting; work of advocating; intercession.
In 1637 he emigrated to America, and from 1638 until 1641 was an associate pastor at Plymouth, where, however, his advocacy of the baptism of infants by immersion caused dissatisfaction.