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In Judeo-Christian tradition, a devil is an evil spirit. When used with the definite article, the devil refers to the chief evil spirit, alternately known as Satan, Beelzebub or Lucifer. The word ultimately derives from the Greek: διάβολος or diávolos meaning accuser or slanderer[1].

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  1. Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved on 2010-08-09.