advocacy

noun ad·vo·ca·cy \ ˈad-və-kə-sē \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of advocacy

: 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

Middle English advocacie "intercession," borrowed from Anglo-French advocassie "pleading," borrowed from Medieval Latin advocatia "patronage," from Latin advocātus 1advocate + -ia 2-y


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advocacy

noun ad·vo·ca·cy \ ˈad-və-kə-sē \

legal Definition of advocacy

1 : the profession or work of an advocate
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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