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historical, archaic, rare
A female advocate; specifically (Christian Church) the Virgin Mary.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Talkyng of Love of God. From post-classical Latin advocatrix female advocate from classical Latin advocāt-, past participial stem of advocāre + -trīx.
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