[ ad-vuh-kuh-see ]
/ ˈæd və kə si /
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noun, plural ad·vo·ca·cies.
the act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending; active espousal: He was known for his advocacy of states' rights.
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Origin of advocacy
OTHER WORDS FROM advocacynon·ad·vo·ca·cy, nounpre·ad·vo·ca·cy, noun
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But certain topics, and certain advocacies, had dropped out of their conversation—not by Daphne's will.Marriage la mode|Mrs. Humphry Ward
British Dictionary definitions for advocacy
/ (ˈædvəkəsɪ) /
noun plural -cies
active support, esp of a cause
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