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“Another crucial influence was Justus MÃ¶ser, so-called advocatus patriae, famed defender of the Kleinstaat and seminal influence on historicism.”
“He is therefore popularly known as the advocatus diaboli, i.e. "devil's lawyer".”
“He held the office of Promotor Fidei --- paradoxically called advocatus diaboli --- for more than 20 years, before rising to the papacy (Benedict XIV) in 1740.”
“However the prominent part the Germans had in these achievements as well as the lofty idea of the Roman Empire then prevailing led Otto I, the Great, to require Harold to recognize him as "advocatus", or lord protector of the Danish church, and even as "Lord Paramount".”
“Let me be your cynical advocatus diaboli and put it this way: Hitler survived 42 assassination attepts – Lincoln not even one.”
“It derives from Latin advocatus, from the past participle of advocare to summon, from ad- + vocare to call, from voc-, vox voice.”
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“Formerly, during the canonization process of the Roman Catholic Church, the Promoter of the Faith (Latin: Promotor Fidei), or Devil's Advocate (Latin advocatus diaboli), was a canon lawyer appointed by the Church to argue against the canonization of the candidate.”
“Clarisse was an RPG character for the Space 1889 setting, which Marja here confuses with my advocatus vampyri dialogical persona, who tends to come up in the presence of her Christianity.”
“While there is no record of a university degree in either subject, his official duties as city orator and advocatus at Metz implied legal training, and the city's records refer to him as a doctor of laws.”
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