[ ad-vuh-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌæd vəˈkeɪ ʃən /


Scots Law. the action of a superior court in calling before itself or reviewing an action originally brought before an inferior court.
  1. advocacy.
  2. the act of summoning.

Origin of advocation

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin advocātiōn-, stem of advocātiō; see advocate, -ion

Related forms

re·ad·vo·ca·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for advocation


/ (ˌædvəˈkeɪʃən) /


Scots law papal law the transfer to itself by a superior court of an action pending in a lower court
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