“The mere name given to an ‘advocate’ in itself resounds as a cry for help. ‘Advocatus, vocatus ad’, one summoned to aid. A medical doctor is summoned to aid; but if this name is given only to an ‘advocate’ it means that there is a difference between the services of a medical doctor and those of an ‘advocate’ heedless of its legal right, it is nevertheless unveiled by its exquisite intuitive speech. ‘Advocate’ is he (to) whom one primarily asks help in its essential form, which is precisely (that form) of friendship.”


[Francesco Carnelutti - "The Misfortunes of a criminal trial"]