meaning of ADVOCATUS

ADVOCATUS meaning in Law Dictionary

within the civil law. An advocate; one who handled or assisted In managing another's cause before a judicial tribunal. Called additionally "patronus." Cod. 2, 7, 14. But distinguished from causidicus. Id. 2, 6, 6.

ADVOCATUS - German to English

the devil's advocate

Sentence Examples with the word ADVOCATUS

During the Carolingian epoch, indeed, advocatus and vice-dominus were interchangeable terms; and it was only in the 11th century rthat they became generally differentiated: the title of avoue being commonly reserved for nobles charged with the protection of an abbey, that of vidame for those guarding an episcopal see.

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