For more than 500 years, this canonization process has followed a formal procedure in which one person (a postulator) presents the case in favor and another (the promoter of the faith) -- an advocatus diaboli, or devil's advocate -- presents the case against.
What does DA stand for?
DA stands for Devil's Advocate
This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Slang/chat, popular culture
See other definitions of DA
We have 118 other meanings of DA in our Acronym Attic
- Deutsches Arzneibuch
- Developing Activity
- Developing Agency
- Development Activity/Assist
- Development Agent
- Development Application (Australia)
- Development Assistance
- Developmental Authority
- Deviantart (online artist's community)
- deviantART, Inc.
Samples in periodicals archive:
John Milton in The Devil's Advocate ANYBODY order the smoked ham?
Thapar, who had won this award in 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007 as well, bagged it this year for his Devil's Advocate show on CNN- IBN.
The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO's Strategies for Defeating the Devil's Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization, by Thomas Kelley and Jonathan Littman (Currency, 2005).
THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE By Morris West Loyola Press, 430 pages, $12.
The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO's Strategies for Beating the Devil's Advocate & Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization; Tom Kelley; Doubleday, New York, NY; 2005; 274 pp.
At the risk of playing devil's advocate the people targeted in this slap-dash survey may well have been out-of-towners, probably from London - where they charge pounds 3.