advocatus Dei

noun

ad·​vo·​ca·​tus Dei
¦ad-və-¦kā-təs-ˈdē-ˌī;
¦ad-və-¦kä-təs-ˈdā-ˌē,
¦äd-vō-¦kä-ˌtu̇s-
: an official of the Roman Catholic Congregation of Rites whose duty is to refute the objections raised by the advocatus diaboli against the beatification or canonization of a person

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of advocatus Dei was in 1858

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“Advocatus Dei.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/advocatus%20Dei. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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