from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The Holy Spirit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An advocate; one called to aid or support; hence, the Consoler, Comforter, or Intercessor; -- a term applied to the Holy Spirit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, one called in to aid, intercede for, or defend, especially in a legal process; a favorable witness, a friend, or an advocate; an intercessor, helper, consoler, or comforter; specifically [capitalized], the Holy Ghost; the Comforter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the third person in the Trinity; Jesus promised the Apostles that he would send the Holy Spirit after his Crucifixion and Resurrection; it came on Pentecost
Middle English Paraclit, from Old French Paraclet, from Latin Paraclētus, from Greek Paraklētos, from parakalein, to invoke : para-, to the side of; see para-1 + kalein, klē-, to call; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)