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  • The proctors employ the advocates.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Adams is going to be called to the bar almost directly, and is to be an advocate, and to wear a wig.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'But advocates and proctors are not one and the same?' said I, a little puzzled.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The same court, in the same room, with the same bar, and the same practitioners, but another judge, for there the Consistory judge could plead any court-day as an advocate.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Why, the Ecclesiastical Delegates were the advocates without any business, who had looked on at the round game when it was playing in both courts, and had seen the cards shuffled, and cut, and played, and had talked to all the players about it, and now came fresh, as judges, to settle the matter to the satisfaction of everybody!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'No,' returned Steerforth, 'the advocates are civilians — men who have taken a doctor's degree at college — which is the first reason of my knowing anything about it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • However, we got him excommunicated for six weeks, and sentenced in no end of costs; and then the baker's proctor, and the judge, and the advocates on both sides (who were all nearly related), went out of town together, and Mr. Spenlow and I drove away in the phaeton.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mr. Spenlow conducted me through a paved courtyard formed of grave brick houses, which I inferred, from the Doctors' names upon the doors, to be the official abiding-places of the learned advocates of whom Steerforth had told me; and into a large dull room, not unlike a chapel to my thinking, on the left hand.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …through half the nautical terms in Young's Dictionary, apropos of the "Nancy" having run down the "Sarah Jane", or Mr. Peggotty and the Yarmouth boatmen having put off in a gale of wind with an anchor and cable to the "Nelson" Indiaman in distress; and you shall go there another day, and find them deep in the evidence, pro and con, respecting a clergyman who has misbehaved himself; and you shall find the judge in the nautical case, the advocate in the clergyman's case, or contrariwise.  (not reviewed by editor)

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