dev'il's ad'vocate

1. a person who advocates an opposing or unpopular cause for the sake of argument or to expose it to a thorough examination.
2. Also called promoter of the faith. Rom. Cath. official appointed to present arguments against a proposed beatification or canonization of a beatus.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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