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advocacy

[ 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

1375–1425; late Middle English advocacye<Medieval Latin advocātia.See advocate, -acy

OTHER WORDS FROM advocacy

non·ad·vo·ca·cy, nounpre·ad·vo·ca·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for advocacy

advocacy
/ (ˈædvəkəsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

active support, esp of a cause
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