- the act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending; active espousal: He was known for his advocacy of states' rights.
Origin of advocacy
Related Words for advocacybacking, assistance, advancement, justification, promulgation, encouragement, propagation, defense, recommendation, aid, promotion, proposal, urging, championing
Examples from the Web for advocacy
Contemporary Examples of advocacy
In Uganda, legislators are considering further criminalization of LGBT advocacy and same-sex relationships.‘Only God’ Can Stop Gay Marriage
January 6, 2015
It was one of the first organizations in the building, along with the Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE).The LGBT Center That Changed Our Lives
December 22, 2014
State officials were not amused, and are suing the advocacy group for copyright infringement.Living in Louisiana’s Tragic Health-Care Limbo
November 15, 2014
This crossed the line, the university said, between education about LGBT people (permitted) and advocacy for them (forbidden).Catholic University’s Harvey Milk Ban Reflects A Church In Transition
October 3, 2014
And while some sex workers turn to advocacy groups, even rape support organizations sometimes perpetuate stigma.Sex Workers Don't Deserve to be Raped
September 27, 2014
Historical Examples of advocacy
His advocacy of the Popish question was one of his romances.
The way to ensure my advocacy will certainly not be by attacking an old and dear friend!Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
"There was a kind of selfishness in my advocacy, Knight," said he, smiling.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. I (of II)
Charles James Lever
The proposition met with able advocacy and also with some warm opposition.A Book for All Readers
Ainsworth Rand Spofford
They were venerable and good men, ready at any moment to lay down their lives in advocacy of the Christian faith.
- active support, esp of a cause
Word Origin and History for advocacy
late 14c., from Old French avocacie (14c.), from Medieval Latin advocatia, noun of state from Latin advocatus (see advocate (n.)).