Definition of advocacy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈædvəkəsi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈædvəkəsi//
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  1. 1advocacy (of something) (formal) the giving of public support to an idea, a course of action or a belief He won the Peace Prize for his advocacy of non-violent protest.
  2. 2(specialist) the work of lawyers who speak about cases in court
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin advocatia, from advocare ‘summon, call to one's aid’, from ad- ‘to’ + vocare ‘to call’.
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