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 for Lord advocate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Advocate \Ad"vo*cate\, n. [OE. avocat, avocet, OF. avocat, fr.
     L. 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. See Advowee, Avowee, Vocal.]
     1. One who pleads the cause of another. Specifically: One who
        pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial
        court; a counselor.
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     Note: In the English and American Law, advocate is the same
           as "counsel," "counselor," or "barrister." In the civil
           and ecclesiastical courts, the term signifies the same
           as "counsel" at the common law.
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     2. One who defends, vindicates, or espouses any cause by
        argument; a pleader; as, an advocate of free trade, an
        advocate of truth.
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     3. Christ, considered as an intercessor.
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              We have an Advocate with the Father.  --1 John ii.
                                                    1.
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     Faculty of advocates (Scot.), the Scottish bar in
        Edinburgh.
  
     Lord advocate (Scot.), the public prosecutor of crimes, and
        principal crown lawyer.
  
     Judge advocate. See under Judge.
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