Advocatus

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ADVOCATUS. A pleader, a narrator. Bract. 412 a, 372 b.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(53) XXVII: In judiais ecclesiasticis, clerici qui Lauream vel saltern Licentiam in jure canonico sunt consecuti, advocati vel procuratoris munus exercere valeant, magis enim periti clerici quam laici in rebus eccle siasticis esse noscuntur.
Alito's speech was sponsored by Advocati Christi, a group of Catholic lawyers and judges who seek to "provide an opportunity for lawyers (to) learn about the Catholic faith and Catholic social teaching and to help them integrate these into their life and practice," according to the Associated Press.
primo quidem, quia per huiusmodi res corporales sciunt facilius posse compleri effectum ad quem invocantur; et hoc ipsi appetunt, ut scilicet eorum virtus admirabilis habeatur; et propter hoc sub certa constellatione advocati magis adveniunt."
Blackstone explained in his Commentaries, that the Attorney and Solicitor-General "answer in some measure to the advocates of the revenue, advocati fisci, among the Romans.
Ephraim Nazius, in his student dissertation De Conscientia advocati (1677), discussed the external and internal qualities an advocate should possess.
etsi rustico mulierique placebat permutatio, advocati tamen [iam pene] nocturni, qui volebant pallium lucri facere, flagitabant uti apud se utraque deponerentur ac postero die iudex querellam inspiceret.
Skeptics and advocati diaboli may retort that this is a nice story but hardly a proof.
difenditori col verbo sono advocati, i quali mi sono sospetti, perocche pecunia obediunt omnia."
(19) "Christus inquit (Diabolus) amator unitatis est", from the Donatist tract Passio Donati et Advocati III (PL 8.754).