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  1. devils advocate(Noun)

    One who debates from a view which he may not actually hold, usually to determine its validity or simply for the sake of argument.

  2. devils advocate(Noun)

    A canon lawyer appointed by the Church to argue against the canonization of the proposed candidate.

  3. Origin: advocatus diaboli.

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