What does the word advocate mean?

Usage examples for advocate

  1. " Why," said the advocate, " it is the very reason you should go to see him, and try to do him good." – Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel by John Yeardley
  2. Struggle against truth as long as you can, from your disgust with her advocate. – Human, All-Too-Human, Part II by Friedrich Nietzsche
  3. I am satisfied with your opinion, Mr. MacFarlane; but on a question of such importance, you will, of course, have no objection to my consulting another adviser- the Lord Advocate, I think. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence