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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for advocation in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


From Latin advocātiō. Doublet of advowson.


advocation (countable and uncountable, plural advocations)

  1. (archaic) The act of advocating or pleading.
  2. (Britain, law) The right of presenting to a vacant benefice or living in the church.
  3. (Scotland, law) The process of removing a cause from an inferior court to the supreme court.