ETYM Old Eng. avocat, avocet, Old Fren. avocat, from Latin advocatus, one summoned or called to another; properly the p. p. of advocare to call to, call to one's aid; ad + vocare to call. Related to Advowee, Avowee, Vocal.
1. A lawyer who pleads cases in court; SYN. counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law.
2. A person who pleads for a cause or idea; SYN. proponent, exponent.
(Latin advocatus, one summoned to one’s aid, especially in a court of law) professional pleader in a court of justice.
More common terms are attorney, lawyer, barrister, or counsel, but advocate is retained in such countries as Scotland and France, whose legal systems are based on Roman law.
Ecclesiastical patron; holder of advowson.
One who, or that which, backs; especially one who backs a person or thing in a contest.
1. A small round shield held by a handle at arm's length; A shield worn on the left arm
2. One that shields and protects
A nonparticipant spectator. by-stander
One present but not taking part in a situation or event; a chance spectator.
ETYM French champion, from Late Lat. campio, of German origin; cf. Old High Germ. chempho, chemphio, fighter, champf, German kampf, contest; perh. influenced by Latin campus field, taken in the sense of.
1. Someone who fights for a cause; SYN. fighter, hero, paladin.
2. Someone who has won first place in a competition; SYN. champ, title-holder.
A person who cares for persons or property; SYN. guardian, protector.
Someone or something who depends on another for support
ETYM French, from Latin patronus, from pater a father. Related to Paternal, Patroon, Padrone, Pattern.
1. Someone who supports or champions something; SYN. sponsor, supporter.
2. A regular customer; SYN. attender, frequenter.
3. (Italian) The proprietor of an inn; SYN. patronne.
ETYM Latin: cf. French protecteur.
1. One who, or that which, defends or shields from injury, evil, oppression, etc.; a defender; a guardian; a patron.
2. One having the care of the kingdom during the king's minority; a regent.
1. Pass, safe-conduct; convoy, escort
2. A precautionary measure, stipulation, or device; a technical contrivance to prevent accident
ETYM Old Eng. sheld, scheld, AS. scield, scild, sceld, scyld; akin to OS. scild, OFries. skeld, Dutch and German schild, Old High Germ. scilt, Icel. skjöldr, Swed. sköld, Dan. skiold, Goth. skildus; of uncertain origin. Related to Sheldrake.
In geology, alternate name for craton, the ancient core of a continent.
1. A protective structure or device (usually metal).
2. Armor carried on the arm to intercept blows; SYN. buckler.
ETYM French solliciteur, Latin sollicitator.
In the uk, a member of one of the two branches of the English legal profession, the other being a barrister.
A solicitor is a lawyer who provides all-round legal services (making wills, winding up estates, conveyancing, divorce, and litigation). A solicitor cannot appear at High Court level, but must brief a barrister on behalf of his or her client. Solicitors may become circuit judges and recorders.
A British lawyer who gives legal advice and prepares legal documents.
ETYM Latin tribunus, properly, the chief of a tribe, from tribus tribe: cf. French tribun. Related to Tribe.
Tribal chief; representative of a section of people; demagogue; platform; dais.
Roman magistrate of plebeian family, elected annually to defend the interests of the common people; only two were originally chosen in the early 5th century bc, but there were later ten. They could veto the decisions of any other magistrate.
The apse of a Christian church that contains the bishop's throne.
1. One who warrants, gives authority, or legally empowers.
2. One who assures, or covenants to assure; one who contracts to secure another in a right, or to make good any defect of title or quality; one who gives a warranty; a guarantor.