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One who assists, defends, or pleads for another; one who renders legal advice and aid and pleads the cause of another before a court. A person learned In the law, and duly admitted to practice, who assists his client with advice, and pleads for him in open court Holthouse. The College or Faculty of Advocates is a corporate body in Scotland, consisting of the members of the bar in Edinburgh. A large portion of its members are not active practitioners, however. 2 Bank. Inst. 486. In the civil and ecclesiastical law. An officer of the court, learned in the law, who is engaged by a suitor to maintain or defend his cause.


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