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



advocātus m (genitive advocātī); second declension (feminine advocāta)

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


Second declension.

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 m (feminine advocāta, neuter advocātum); first/second declension

  1. called, invited, summoned
  2. consoled


First/second declension.

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 advocātae advocātō advocātīs advocātīs advocātīs
Accusative advocātum advocātam advocātum advocātōs advocātās advocāta
Ablative advocātō advocātā advocātō advocātīs advocātīs 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