advocatus diaboli

noun
ad·​vo·​ca·​tus di·​a·​bo·​li | \ ¦ad-və-¦kā-təs-ˌdī-ˈa-bə-ˌlī, ¦ad-və-¦kä-təs-dē-ˈä-bə-(ˌ)lē\

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First Known Use of advocatus diaboli

1824, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for advocatus diaboli

Medieval Latin

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