An example of a paraclete is someone who speaks for an innocent victim.
- an advocate; intercessor; pleader
- Christianity the Holy Spirit, considered as comforter, intercessor, or advocate
Origin of paracleteMiddle English paraclit ; from Old French paraclet ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin paracletus ; from Classical Greek parakl?tos (in New Testament , the Holy Spirit) ; from parakalein, to call, summon (in New Testament , to comfort) ; from para-, para- + kalein, to call: see clamor
Origin of ParacleteMiddle English Paraclit, from Old French Paraclet, from Latin Paraclētus, from Greek Paraklētos, from parakalein, to invoke : para-, to the side of; see para–1 + kalein, klē-, to call; see kel&schwa;-2 in Indo-European roots.
- An advocate, especially the Holy Spirit.
From Old French paraclit, from Late Latin paraclet, from Latin paracletus (“advocate, defender, helper, protector, conforter"), from Ancient Greek Ï€Î±ÏÎ¬ÎºÎ»Î·Ï„Î¿Ï‚ (paraklÄ“tos, “called to help, helper"), from Ï€Î±ÏÎ¬ (para, “beside") + ÎºÎ±Î»ÎÏ‰ (kaleÅ, “I call")