Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The office (or term of office) of an advocate

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Office or duty of an advocate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office or duty of an advocate.

Etymologies

advocate +‎ -ship (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ha, sir! what says your advocateship (FIERI) to that?

    Redgauntlet

  • We are assured by Lord Cockburn, that Jeffrey would have avoided the advocateship if he could.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 435 Volume 17, New Series, May 1, 1852

  • So expect not any advocateship from me: I will not plead for you; and that's enough.

    Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady — Volume 1

  • You say, you stand up for me; I have need of your advocateship: never let me want it.

    The History of Sir Charles Grandison, Volume 4 (of 7)

  • It will make thee see thy need of Christ's advocateship.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • As this perfected his sacrifice, that he offered not for his own sins, neither needed he, so this completes his advocateship, and gives it

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • As he did not make himself a priest, so he did not intrude upon the advocateship, “but he that said, Thou art my Son called him to it.”

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • And since not only the things that in themselves shake and turn them in the opposite direction are more powerful in the case of weak philosophers, but also the serious advice of friends, and the playful and jeering objections of adversaries bend and soften people, and have ere now shaken some out of philosophy altogether, it will be no slight indication of one's progress in virtue if one takes all this very calmly, and is neither disturbed nor aggravated by people who tell us and mention to us that some of our former comrades are flourishing in kings 'courts, or have married wives with dowries, or are attended by a crowd of friends when they come down to the forum to solicit some office or advocateship.

    Plutarch's Morals

  • So expect not any advocateship from me: I will not plead for you; and that’s enough.

    Clarissa Harlowe

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