(St.) (1 syl.). Patron saint of lawyers, being himself a lawyer. As he used his knowledge of the law in defending the oppressed, he is called in Brittany “the poor man's advocate.”
Advocatus, sed non latro, Res miranda populo.
Hymn to St. Yves.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894