An example of a paraclete is someone who speaks for an innocent victim.
- an advocate; intercessor; pleader
- [P-]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 kelə-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")