• WordNet 3.6
    • n advocacy active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Advocacy The act of pleading for or supporting; work of advocating; intercession.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n advocacy The act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending; active espousal.
    • n advocacy A lawsuit; a plea or pleading: as, “advocacies newe,”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Advocacy ad′vo-ka-si the function of an advocate: a pleading for: defence.
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  • Thomas Carlyle
    “It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. advocatie, LL. advocatia,. See Advocate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Advocate.


In literature:

Mr. H. G. Wells has recently startled the general public by his advocacy of a struggling deity.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
John Bright, in his twenty-seventh year, began to speak in advocacy of commercial reform in his own neighborhood.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 94, August, 1865" by Various
At this moment I miss her for the first time; for now I feel that I need her advocacy.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 1" by Felix Dahn
I verily believe the powers of temptation have no such advocacy as sarcasm.
"Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune" by Charles James Lever
Theodora's advocacy of the cause of the dissenters accounts for much of the vituperation heaped upon her by orthodox Catholics.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
May his eloquent pen never cease to move while a slave breathes to require its advocacy!
"Discussion on American Slavery" by George Thompson
His repeated advocacy of the reading of the Scriptures in the vulgar tongue is especially noticeable.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
Not a few of Margot's warmest admirers condemned the ill-advised zeal of my advocacy.
"Sir Jasper Carew His Life and Experience" by Charles James Lever
In the advocacy of the freedom of the seas the United States has taken a leading part, while England has pursued a policy of obstruction.
"American World Policies" by Walter E. Weyl
Spear, if persistence and a proper advocacy of my cause could accomplish it.
"Lost Man's Lane" by Anna Katharine Green

In poetry:

If Mr. Jones, Lycurgus B.,
Had one peculiar quality,
'Twas his severe advocacy
Of conjugal fidelity.
"A Moral Vindicator" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

ONARGA — The Cissna Park art advocacy group, Art UpClose, will present renowned ventriloquist David Pendleton twice Saturday at the Onarga Theater.
NAIROBI, Kenya – A US based advocacy group says that satellite images show 13 villages were intentionally burned in Sudan.
Philip Warburg was president of the Conservation Law Foundation, New England's leading environmental advocacy group, from 2003 to 2009.
A child advocacy group's annual survey of the overall wellbeing of New Jersey's kids reveals there is a wide gap between the county where they fare the best, and the one where they fare the worst.
A passport request by a Lutheran pastor from Whiteland was denied because he was wearing a clerical collar in his picture, an advocacy group claims.
A business advocacy group suggests that DOT collect tolls in the new lanes that will be added in an Interstate 40 widening planned for Wake and Johnston counties.
Wray is President of the Profit Sharing/401k Council of America (PSCA), a nonprofit advocacy group representing 1,200 companies with profit-sharing plans, including the 401(k) plan.
A new report from health advocacy groups says New York ranks 21st among states in funding tobacco prevention programs.
(AP) A child advocacy group has issued a report criticizing the Virginia judicial system's handling of child abuse cases.
The average amount of debt that students have at graduation has increased at a vast majority of colleges and universities in the United States, according to data compiled by an advocacy group, the Institute for College Access and Success.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The hunt for the African warlord Joseph Kony is hopeless without more troops, an advocacy group said Friday, urging American forces to "play a more operational role" in the vast Central Africa jungle.
Werner agreed that more and more scientists are now engaging in advocacy than in the past.
Also on stage — and the main attraction — was a global activist , talking about social enterprise and advocacy, as if he were a rock star.
NEW YORK — The mtvU network is honoring a rap superstar who detailed his love for another man and a Pakistani girl shot for her education advocacy as its Man and Woman of the Year.
Meet Shawn Martin, AAFP's New Vice President of Advocacy and Practice Advancement .

In science:

These questions remain largely unexplored save for partisan studies by industryrelated or consumer-advocacy groups, or studies using woefully inadequate economic models that have been thoroughly debunked by the current crisis.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
This problem has been reformulated by Marin et al (2009) as a strong advocacy for the formal transposition of boosting to nearest neighbors classification.
Boosting k-NN for categorization of natural scenes
His argument, however, can be easily cast into a form with explicit advocacy for a cause of the universe.
New remarks on the Cosmological Argument
Mahwah, New Jersey, Lawrence Eribaum Associates, Inc.: 35-51. Wallack, L. (1990). “Media Advocacy: Promoting Health Through Mass Communication.” Glanz, K., Lewis, F. and Rimer, B. (eds) Health Behaviour and Health Education: Research Theory and Practice, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 370-386. Wellman, B. and M.
Profiling Internet Users' Participation in Social Change Agendas: An application of Q methodology
Any advocacy of the Landau-Lifshitz equation ought to be based on a detailed analysis of the predictions of that equation, not on the fact that it is obtained as an uncontrolled approximation to the Lorentz-Dirac equation.
Comment on Phys. Rev. D 60 084017 "Classical self-force" by F. Rohrlich