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From advocō (I call, summon); a calque of Ancient Greek παράκλητος (paráklētos).


  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ad.woˈkaː.tus/, [ad̪.wɔˈkaː.t̪ʊs]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ad.voˈka.tus/, [ad̪.vɔˈkaː.t̪us]
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advocātus m (genitive advocātī, feminine advocāta); second declension

  1. One called to aid.
  2. (law) advocate, attendant (friend who supports in a trial)
  3. witness, supporter
  4. mediator


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative advocātus advocātī
Genitive advocātī advocātōrum
Dative advocātō advocātīs
Accusative advocātum advocātōs
Ablative advocātō advocātīs
Vocative advocāte advocātī

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advocātus (feminine advocāta, neuter advocātum); first/second-declension participle

  1. called, invited, summoned
  2. consoled


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative advocātus advocāta advocātum advocātī advocātae advocāta
Genitive advocātī advocātae advocātī advocātōrum advocātārum advocātōrum
Dative advocātō advocātō advocātīs
Accusative advocātum advocātam advocātum advocātōs advocātās advocāta
Ablative advocātō advocātā advocātō advocātīs
Vocative advocāte advocāta advocātum advocātī advocātae advocāta


  • advocatus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • advocatus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • advocatus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • advocatus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • advocatus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin