Advocate Lord, chief counsel for the Crown in Scotland, public prosecutor of crimes, and a member of the administration in power.

Advocates Faculty of, body of lawyers qualified to plead at the Scottish bar.

Advocates’ Library, a library belonging to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh, founded in 1632; it alone of Scotch libraries still holds the privilege of receiving a copy of every book entered at Stationers’ Hall.

Advocatus diaboli, the devil’s advocate, a functionary in the Roman Catholic Church appointed to show reason against a proposed canonization.

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