What is ADVOCATI ECCLESIZE? Definition of ADVOCATI ECCLESIZE in Black's Law Dictionary
Advocates of the church.
A term used in the ecclesiastical law to denote the patrons of churches who presented to the living on an avoidance. This term was also applied to those who were retained to argue the cases of the church. These were of two sorts : those retained as pleaders to argue the cases of the church and attend to its law-matters ; and advo- cates, or patrons of the advowson. Cowell ; Spelman, Gloss.