- an advocate or intercessor.
- (initial capital letter) the Holy Spirit; the Comforter.
Origin of paraclete
Examples from the Web for paraclete
Historical Examples of paraclete
If I go not away, the Comforter, the Paraclete, will not come unto you.Gloria Crucis
J. H. Beibitz
He is the “leader,” the “ambassador of the light,” the “Paraclete.”
The altar of Paraclete, says Mr. Berrington, did not then exist.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 (of 10)
He named it the Paraclete, and there he taught and lectured.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)
Henry Osborn Taylor
He called the place his Paraclete, because it had been his consolation.Selections from the Prose Writings of John Henry Cardinal Newman
John Henry Newman
- rare a mediator or advocate
- Christianity the Holy Ghost as comforter or advocate
Word Origin for Paraclete
mid-15c., Paraclit, a title of the Holy Spirit, from Old French paraclet (13c.), from Medieval Latin paracletus, from Greek parakletos "advocate, intercessor, legal assistant," noun use of adjective meaning "called to one's aid," from parakalein "to call to one's aid," in later use "to comfort, to console," from para (see para- (1)) + kalein "to call" (see claim (v.)).