of or relating to an or his or her functions.
- Advocatus diaboli
(def 2). Historical Examples I want to make certain—I’m advocatus diaboli,—I want your evidence that it was Beresford at all. Sonia Married Stephen McKenna No one since Lowe has taken up the part of advocatus diaboli against democracy which he played in 1866. Studies in Contemporary Biography James Bryce, Viscount Bryce My duty to my […]
the right of presentation of a candidate to a benefice or church office. Historical Examples Thus it is applied to rights of advowson or of common, when possessed simply, and not as incident to any particular lands. Villainage in England Paul Vinogradoff Hence his right to nominate the rector was styled advocatio or advowson. The […]
advsys language, games An adventure game language designed by David Betz in 1986. ADVSYS is object-oriented and Lisp-like. (ftp://ftp.uu.net/usenet/comp.sources.games/volume2). (1995-03-20)
advs. adverbs Latin adversus (against)