English edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Italian avvocato.

Noun edit

avvocato (plural avvocati)

  1. An Italian lawyer.
    • 1917, Florence Converse, “The Culprit”, in The Atlantic Monthly, volume 119, page 57:
      No one, not even the avvocato, ever asked the direct question, 'Do you know who made the fire, Peppina?'

Italian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin advocātus.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /av.voˈka.to/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ato
  • Hyphenation: av‧vo‧cà‧to

Noun edit

avvocato m (plural avvocati, feminine avvocatessa)

  1. lawyer, counsel, solicitor, barrister (male)
  2. (figurative) advocate, defender, intercessor (male)

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