- Scots Law. the action of a superior court in calling before itself or reviewing an action originally brought before an inferior court.
- the act of summoning.
Origin of advocation
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Examples from the Web for advocation
He would postpone the advocation for a few days, but it could not be refused.
It was a mystical, tortuous, rambling discourse which sounded to me a good deal like an advocation of free love.My Actor-Husband
Other counsels, therefore, are necessary, and it is important to act as if the advocation was granted.
The reform of the clergy was partly owing to the anger of the people at the advocation of the cause to Rome.
- Scots law papal law the transfer to itself by a superior court of an action pending in a lower court
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