Devil's advocate (disambiguation)

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The Devil's advocate was an official in the Catholic Church who would attempt to prove a candidate for canonization to not be a saint, or by extension, a figure of speech for someone who takes a position they do not necessarily agree with for the sake of debate or to explore the thought further.

Devil's Advocate may also refer to:



  • 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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