Definitions for paracleteˈpær əˌklit

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

par•a•cleteˈpær əˌklit(n.)

  1. an advocate or intercessor.

  2. (cap.) the Holy Spirit.

    Category: Religion

Origin of paraclete:

1400–50; late ME paraclit < ML Paraclītus, ML, LL Paraclētus < LGk Paráklētos comforter, lit., (person) called in (to help), verbal adj. of parakaleîn=para-para -1+kaleîn to call


  1. paraclete(Noun)

    An advocate, especially the Holy Spirit.

  2. Origin: From paraclit, from paraclet, from paracletus, from παράκλητος, from παρά + καλέω

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paraclete(noun)

    an advocate; one called to aid or support; hence, the Consoler, Comforter, or Intercessor; -- a term applied to the Holy Spirit


  1. Paraclete

    Paraclete means advocate or helper. In Christianity, the term Holy Spirit most commonly refers to the paraclete.


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