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.

The liberties of the burghers were, however, still restrained by the presence of a royal advocatus (Vogt) and bailiff.

But the causes that changed the character of the advocatus operated also in the case of the vidame.