paraclete


paraclete

noun

  1. an advocate or intercessor.
  2. (initial capital letter) the Holy Spirit; the Comforter.

noun

  1. rare a mediator or advocate

noun

  1. Christianity the Holy Ghost as comforter or advocate

n.mid-15c., Paraclit, a title of the Holy Spirit, from Old French paraclet (13c.), from Medieval Latin paracletus, from Greek parakletos “advocate, intercessor, legal assistant,” noun use of adjective meaning “called to one’s aid,” from parakalein “to call to one’s aid,” in later use “to comfort, to console,” from para (see para- (1)) + kalein “to call” (see claim (v.)).

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