Paraclete meaning

părə-klēt
The Holy Spirit, considered as comforter, intercessor, or advocate.
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The definition of a paraclete is an advocate, or the Holy Spirit.

An example of a paraclete is someone who speaks for an innocent victim.

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An advocate, especially the Holy Spirit.
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The Holy Spirit.
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An advocate; intercessor; pleader.
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Origin of paraclete

  • Middle English Paraclit from Old French Paraclet from Latin Paraclētus from Greek Paraklētos from parakalein to invoke para- to the side of para–1 kalein klē- to call kelə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French paraclit, from Late Latin paraclet, from Latin paracletus (“advocate, defender, helper, protector, conforter"), from Ancient Greek παράκλητος (paraklÄ“tos, “called to help, helper"), from παρά (para, “beside") + καλέω (kaleō, “I call")

    From Wiktionary