noun Medieval Latin.
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Words nearby advocatus diaboli
Example sentences from the Web for advocatus diaboli
Unus latro ingratus cum esset typus Diaboli, et Serpentis, et Jud, qui se in ligno suffocavit.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3)|Thomas Browne
Still, I must confess that, in advancing these arguments, I feel somewhat like an advocatus diaboli.A Librarian's Open Shelf|Arthur E. Bostwick
Discussion of the eternal servant problem is apt to be one-sided; it was quite time that we heard from the advocatus diaboli.
The vox populi is often little more than the vox diaboli; but the voice of ages is the voice of God.
Then Arnold, or Arnold's secret advocatus diaboli, began upon another and quite different line.In Luck at Last|Walter Besant