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a·mi·cus cu·ri·ae

 (ə-mē′kəs kyo͝or′ē-ī′)
n. pl. a·mi·ci curiae (ə-mē′kē)
A party that is not involved in a particular litigation but that is allowed by the court to advise it on a matter of law or policy directly affecting the litigation.

[Latin amīcus cūriae : amīcus, friend + cūriae, genitive of cūria, court.]

amicus curiae

(æˈmiːkʊs ˈkjʊərɪˌiː)
n, pl amici curiae (æˈmiːkaɪ)
(Law) law a person not directly engaged in a case who advises the court
[Latin, literally: friend of the court]

a•mi•cus cu•ri•ae

(əˈmaɪ kəs ˈkyʊər iˌi, əˈmi kəsˈkyʊər iˌaɪ)

n., pl. a•mi•ci cu•ri•ae (əˈmaɪ kaɪ ˈkyʊər iˌi, əˈmi ki ˈkyʊər iˌaɪ)
a person, not a party to the litigation, who advises the court on some matter before it.
[1605–15; < New Latin: friend of the court]

amicus curiae

A Latin phrase meaning friend of the court, used to mean a person who advises a court but is not involved in the particular litigation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amicus curiae - an adviser to the court on some matter of law who is not a party to the caseamicus curiae - an adviser to the court on some matter of law who is not a party to the case; usually someone who wants to influence the outcome of a lawsuit involving matters of wide public interest
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
adviser, advisor, consultant - an expert who gives advice; "an adviser helped students select their courses"; "the United States sent military advisors to Guatemala"
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45) A lower court requested and received an amicus brief in 1988, (46) and, in 1989, the top judge of the Cour de cassation, France's highest civil and criminal court, announced that the Cour would recognize amicus curiae.