advocatus diaboli

[ ahd-vaw-kah-toos dee-ah-baw-lee ]
/ ˌɑd vɔˈkɑ tus diˈɑ bɔˌli /

noun Medieval Latin.

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British Dictionary definitions for advocatus diaboli

advocatus diaboli
/ Latin (ˌædvəˈkɑːtəs daɪˈæbəˌlaɪ) /

noun

another name for the devil's advocate
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