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Advocate (from Latin advocātus) is one that argues for a cause; a supporter or defender.

To support or defend by argument; to recommend publicly. An individual who presents or argues another's case; one who gives legal advice and pleads the cause of another before a court or tribunal; a counselor. A person admitted to the practice of law who advises clients of their legal rights and argues their cases in court. [1]

Each branch of the US armed forces has a judge advocate general, an officer who is in charge of all judge advocates and who is responsible for all legal matters affecting that branch of the service.[2]

"Advocate" is also a synonym for the Holy Spirit in the Christian Trinity.

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  1. Law Encyclopedia West's Encyclopedia of American Law, published by Thomson Gale.
  2. Judge Advocate