Devil's advocate (disambiguation)

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Devil's advocate originally referred to a canon lawyer in the Roman Catholic Church appointed to argue against the canonization or beatification of a person.

The Devil's Advocate meaning: a person who expresses a contentious opinion in order to provoke debate or test the strength of the opposing arguments.

Devil's Advocate may also refer to:

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  • Giovanni Di Stefano (born 1955), British-Italian faux lawyer, has been nicknamed "The Devil's Advocate" for his involvement in high-profile criminal cases
  • Jacques Vergès (1925–2013), French attorney most famous for representing Klaus Barbie, the Butcher of Lyon

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