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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“Advocatus Dei.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/advocatus%20Dei. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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