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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.
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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
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nursing A person who speaks on behalf of another.
[L. advocatus, counsel, supporter, fr. advoco, to consult]
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Prior to Advocat, he served as president of Hallmark Rehabilitation GP LLC and Hospice Care of the West, subsidiaries of Skilled Healthcare Group Inc.
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She had been admitted five-and-a-half years earlier, said Bob Rice, Advocat's director of risk management.
The lead advocat for the preserver side believed that, "The rules of the Court were fair, they took a little bit of getting used to, but that is what makes it so interesting.
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Advocat has been ruled out of next month's Tote Gold Trophy at Newbury as he is poised to launch a chasing career.
At Advocat our future lies in providing to seniors whatever they may need to allow them to live with grace, dignity and as much independence as possible.
(I refer to Kofi Awoonor, my colleague-fellow poet & Neustadt advocat who unfortunately cd not be here w/us this evening)
The junior lawyer informed that Advocat Abid Zuberi couldn't appear before the court as he was busy.
Young adults, poor people, and pregnant women are considered as particularly deficient in these respects (Griffin, Bengry-Howell, Hackley, Mistral, & Szmigin, 2009b; Harrison, Kelly, Lindsay, Advocat, & Hickey, 2011; Keane, 2009; O'Malley & Valverde, 2004).

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