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advocate, noun

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A lawyer who pleads the cause of a client in the South African Supreme and Appeal Courts; used as a title before a surname, often abbreviated as Adv. See also SC. Cf. attorney.
Note:
Used also in Scottish English. Cf. British English ‘barrister’.
1832 Graham’s Town Jrnl 20 Apr. 68John Marr, European, was arraigned alternatively for Rape and Incest, and was defended by Mr. Advocate van Ryneveld.
1990, 1992 [see attorney].
A lawyer who pleads the cause of a client in the South African Supreme and Appeal Courts; used as a title before a surname, often abbreviated as Adv.

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