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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.]
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rare a mediator or advocate


(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]
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(ˈpær əˌklit)

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]
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the Holy Spirit, considered as comforter, intercessor, or advocate.
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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
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[ˈpærəkliːt] N the Paracleteel Paráclito
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Susan Tillery is president and CEO of Paraklete Financial Inc.
To return to Rose's concern: It is no longer considered politically correct for official representatives of mainstream Christianity to question Judaism's legitimacy from the standpoint of the "New Dispensation." Christians react with irritation when Muslim preachers (claiming that in Mohammed the Paraklete, promised by Christ, had come) tell them that to fulfill Christ's will they must convert to Islam.