Definition of advocate depute in English:

advocate depute

noun

  • (in Scotland) any of a number of officers who assist the Lord Advocate in prosecutions.

    • ‘The qualification which the advocate-depute conceded, is, in our opinion, justified upon a different ground.’
    • ‘After serving as an advocate-depute between 1983 and 1987, he was appointed solicitor-general.’
    • ‘In 1861 he was appointed an advocate-depute, in which capacity he prosecuted cases on behalf of the crown.’
    • ‘The advocate-depute could give us no reassurance on the point.’
    • ‘If you have a stint as an advocate-depute, it stands you in good stead.’