A Greek noun meaning ‘one called to the side of’ and therefore an ‘advocate’; a term especially liked by the gospel of John for the Spirit [[➝ spirit]] (John 14:16–17; 16:7–15, cf. 1 John 2:1) whom Jesus promises that he will send to the disciples after he has gone. He is the Spirit of Truth; he is the ‘Comforter’ (AV) who through the disciples will continue Jesus' own work and reveal new teaching (John 14:26; 16:12–14) that was not able to be assimilated until after the resurrection. Other translations indicate other functions attributed to the Spirit: ‘advocate’ (NRSV, John 14:16) expresses the role of a counsel for the defence in court; ‘counsellor’ (RSV) is used for the Spirit who helps disciples in the absence of Jesus.

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  • Paraclete — Par a*clete, n. [L. paracletus, Gr. para klhtos, from parakalei^n to call to one, to exhort, encourage; para beside + kalei^n to call.] An advocate; one called to aid or support; hence, the Consoler, Comforter, or Intercessor; a term applied to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paraclete — index advocate (counselor) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Paraclete — mid 15c., Paraclit, from Fr. paraclet (13c.), from M.L. paracletus, from Gk. parakletos advocate, intercessor, from parakalein to call to one s aid, in later use to comfort, to console …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Paraclete —    Another name for the Holy Ghost, signifying one who is invoked to aid or comfort. It was this word our Lord used when He said, I will send you another Comforter, i.e., Paraclete. Elsewhere, the word is also translated Advocate …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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  • Paraclete — noun Etymology: Middle English Paraclyte, from Late Latin Paracletus, Paraclitus, from Greek Paraklētos, literally, advocate, intercessor, from parakalein to invoke, from para + kalein to call more at low Date: 15th century Holy Spirit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • paraclete — /par euh kleet /, n. 1. an advocate or intercessor. 2. (cap.) the Holy Spirit; the Comforter. [1400 50; < ML, LL Paracletus < LGk Parákletos comforter, lit., (person) called in (to help), verbid of parakaleîn (equiv. to para PARA 1 + kaleîn to… …   Universalium

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