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Ethics noun A person who acts on the behalf of or speaks for another—e.g., for a cause or plea, often in the context of a legal proceeding.
verb To act or speak for another person or group of persons.
Law A person who speaks on behalf of others, protecting their rights.
MedspeakUK A person who can support a service user or carer through contact with health services. Advocates will attend meetings with patients and help service users or carers to express concerns or wishes to health care professionals. Although many people can act as an advocate (friend, relative, member of staff), advocacy services can be accessed through an NHS Trust.


Ethics noun (pron. ad´ ve ket) A person who acts on the behalf of or speaks for another–eg, for a cause or plea. See Amicus curiæ verb (pron. ad ve ka´t) To act or speak for another person or group of person


nursing A person who speaks on behalf of another.
[L. advocatus, counsel, supporter, fr. advoco, to consult]


n 1. in the medical field, a person who focuses on bolstering the patient's role and rights in making decisions about his or her health care.
2. one who assists another in legal matters; can be a professional or a layperson; may or may not work for a fee.
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District Court at Little Rock on July 1 to remove Advocat from the case.
Ladbrokes bet: 7-1 Advocat, 12 Impulsive Dream, 14 Polar Prospect, Snow Dragon, 16 Shantarani, 20 bar.
Advocat is the one the bookmakers and punters have been latching on to and the nine-year-old is the favourite.
We wanted all the benefits of UltiPro's HCM functionality without our internal resources having to manage servers that contain information for our 5,800 employees," said Susan Shires, director of payroll and taxes for Advocat.
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The lawsuit also claims the Dover Dixon attorneys failed to keep Advocat informed of progress in the case and hurt the chances of appeals by failing to seek a directed verdict.
Advocat also reported that it is not in compliance with certain financial covenants in its loan agreements with its primary bank and other lenders.
This afternoon, he bids for his first win in the big Leopardstown handicap, and while Advocat has 11st 5lb to carry in what are set to be bottomless conditions, his jockey is not unduly concerned by the rise in the weights.
Stewards banned him for 10 days (January 14, 16, 17, 20, 23-4, 28, 30- 1, February 4 inclusive) and Meade will hope his pilot is more awake for Advocat, 8-1 favourite with the sponsors.
The trainer has appeared to have a stranglehold on the two-mile handicap ever since weights were published, with Advocat and Snow Dragon (14-1) dominating ante-post betting.
but he is optimistic that ADVOCAT can end his jinx in the Carey Bros Vista/Therm Hurdle at Thurles today.
Advocat provides long-term care services to patients in 50 skilled nursing centers containing 5,773 licensed nursing beds, primarily in the Southeast and Southwest.

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