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devil's advocate

devil's advocate

 
pronunciation:
de vlz aed v kiht
part of speech: noun
definition 1: someone who may not believe in but defends an opposing, weak, or unpopular cause to stimulate argument.
definition 2: an official of the Roman Catholic Church whose duty is to raise objections to a proposed beatification or canonization.