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Par·a·clete

 (păr′ə-klēt′)
n.
The Holy Spirit.

[Middle 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- in Indo-European roots.]

paraclete

(ˈpærəˌkliːt)
n
rare a mediator or advocate

Paraclete

(ˈpærəˌkliːt)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the Holy Ghost as comforter or advocate
[C15: via Old French from Church Latin Paraclētus, from Late Greek Paraklētos advocate, from Greek parakalein to summon as a helper, from para-1 + kalein to call]

par•a•clete

(ˈpær əˌklit)

n.
1. an advocate or intercessor.
2. (cap.) the Holy Spirit.
[1400–50; late Middle English paraclit < Medieval Latin Paraclītus, Medieval Latin, Late Latin Paraclētus < Late Greek Paráklētos comforter, literally, (person) called in (to help), verbal adj. of parakaleîn=para- para-1 + kaleîn to call]

Paraclete

the Holy Spirit, considered as comforter, intercessor, or advocate.
See also: Christianity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paraclete - the third person in the TrinityParaclete - the third person in the Trinity; Jesus promised the Apostles that he would send the Holy Spirit after his Crucifixion and Resurrection; it came on Pentecost
Translations
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Paraclete

[ˈpærəkliːt] N the Paracleteel Paráclito
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