advocacy

[ad-vuh-kuh-see]
noun, plural ad·vo·ca·cies.
  1. the act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending; active espousal: He was known for his advocacy of states' rights.

Origin of advocacy

1375–1425; late Middle English advocacye < Medieval Latin advocātia. See advocate, -acy
Related formsnon·ad·vo·ca·cy, nounpre·ad·vo·ca·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-advocacy

advocacy

noun plural -cies
  1. active support, esp of a cause
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Word Origin and History for non-advocacy

advocacy

n.

late 14c., from Old French avocacie (14c.), from Medieval Latin advocatia, noun of state from Latin advocatus (see advocate (n.)).

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