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."

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  • Paraclete — • Another name for the Holy Ghost. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Paraclete     Paraclete     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • 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 — [par′ə klēt΄] n. [ME paraclit < OFr paraclet < LL(Ec) paracletus < Gr paraklētos (in N.T., the Holy Spirit) < parakalein, to call, summon (in N.T., to comfort) < para ,PARA 1 + kalein, to call: see CLAMOR] 1. an advocate;… …   English World dictionary

  • Paraclete — For the school of Peter Abelard, see Oratory of the Paraclete. Paraclete comes from the Koine Greek word , , paraclete is used to describe the intercessory role of Jesus Christ. And in John 14:16 Jesus says another paraclete will come to help his …   Wikipedia

  • paraclete — noun /ˈpæɹəkliːt/ an advocate, especially the Holy Spirit , 1963: He passed a block of bright posters. One of them extolled domestic gas: a smiling toy paraclete called Mr Therm presided over a sort of warm Holy Family. Anthony Burgess, Inside Mr …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • Paraclete — 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… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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