advocatus Dei

noun
ad·vo·ca·tus Dei | \ ¦ad-və-¦kā-təs-ˈdē-ˌī ; ¦ad-və-¦kä-təs-ˈdā-ˌē , ¦äd-vō-¦kä-ˌtu̇s- \

Definition of advocatus Dei 

: 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

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First Known Use of advocatus Dei

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for advocatus Dei

Late Latin

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