friend of the court


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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.friend of the court - an adviser to the court on some matter of law who is not a party to the casefriend of the court - 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"
References in periodicals archive ?
The CBC will file friend of the court briefs to every CD challenge and build national support for the legislators.
If they are not permitted to become a party to the case, they will request to file a friend of the court brief, Breen said.
A friend of the court brief is an action filed by a person or organization that is not party to a lawsuit but that believes it has evidence or perspective that would help the court make its decision.