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

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of advocatus dei

Late Latin


First Known Use: 1858


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