Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To call off or away.
  • To remove authoritatively from an inferior to a superior court.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb Obs. or Archaic To call off or away; to withdraw; to transfer to another tribunal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To call off or away; to withdraw; to transfer to another tribunal.

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Examples

  • She responded that, being an "avocate," she wasn't too worried on her own behalf, but might be concerned that it could turn out to be one of her male colleagues.

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  • Since in French a woman would indeed be une premiere avocate, if consistency with French was the goal, one would use premiere for female lawyers and premier for males and premier if there was amix.

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  • They seem to dislike popular culture, blacks, anybody who doesn't want to return to a 19th century agrarian lifestyle and appear to avocate that the US turn in on itself and forget about the world I actually have had that fantasy too.

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  • Seems all you need to do in most cases is get people to check talk origins on every claim they hear from an ID avocate.

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  • The Republicans got us into two extremely expensive wars, they allowed the banks to be de-regulated and caused a melt-down of the economy which will take us years to recover from, they want to cut programs that millions of Americans depend on, and avocate an absolutely dispicable increase in taxes for poor people.

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  • They include former the lord avocate, Elish Angiolini, and QC Paul McBride, who have expressed concern about the Supreme Court's role.

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  • La réhabilitation pour Salieri Au TCE, Cecilia Bartoli se fait l'éblouissante avocate d'un musicien dont la postérité retiendra avant tout les soupçons d'empoisonnement sur la personne de Mozart: Antonio Salieri.

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  • L'eurodéputée et avocate Corinne Lepage demande que soit saisie la Cour de justice de la République dans l'affaire Woerth/Bettencourt.

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  • Why hide the truth, especially for a scientist, if I remember correctly, and I do, the only way you get anywhere in scientific research is when others can do the same experiments, and reproduce the same results, but although I think you're wrong, I'll play devil's avocate and say you're right, but then you have ot explain this to keep me convinced ...

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  • I do not press such extraordinary degrees of fervour as may affect the body, but I would rather wish we accustomed ourselves to a solid calm seriousness and earnestness of spirit, which might be more constant than such raptures can be, that we might always gather our spirits to what we are about, and avocate them from impertinent wanderings and fix them upon the present object of our worship.

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