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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea, or policy; active support.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the profession of an advocate
  • n. the act of arguing in favour of, or supporting something
  • n. the practice of supporting someone to make their voice heard

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of pleading for or supporting; work of advocating; intercession.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending; active espousal.
  • n. A lawsuit; a plea or pleading: as, “advocacies newe,”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something

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