advocacy

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noun ad·vo·ca·cy \ˈad-və-kə-sē\

Definition of advocacy

  1. :  the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal :  the act or process of advocating (see 2advocate) something known for his advocacy of gay rights

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Origin and Etymology of advocacy

see 1advocate


First Known Use: 14th century


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advocacy

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noun ad·vo·ca·cy \ˈad-və-kə-sē\

Legal Definition of advocacy

  1. 1 :  the profession or work of an advocate

  2. 2 :  the action of advocating, pleading for, or supporting a cause or proposal a consequence of his moving advocacy — W. O. Douglas


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