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next friend

n.
A person who brings a lawsuit on behalf of a minor or other person not legally competent to bring a lawsuit.
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next friend

n
(Law) law (formerly) a person acting on behalf of an infant or other person under legal disability. Official name: litigation friend
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n.
a person other than a guardian acting on behalf of another, such as an infant or incompetent.
[before 900]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.next friend - (law) a person who acts on behalf of an infant or disabled person
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"
agent - a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
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Translations

next friend

n (Jur) → Prozesspfleger(in) m(f) (eines Minderjährigen)
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References in classic literature ?
Then leave-taking was not long about; and Miss Twinkleton, in saluting each young lady's cheek, confided to her an exceedingly neat letter, addressed to her next friend at law, 'with Miss Twinkleton's best compliments' in the corner.
The next Friend of SMEs has been launched at the State Customs Committee's Baku Customs Office.
it's chopped, you're watching a story, next friend, flips, story, flips, and maybe there's an ad.
In a landmark judgement, the court issued a set of broad guidelines legalising passive euthanasia in India -- the decision to remove life support treatment, food and water -- in cases like Aruna's, if supported by family or a "next friend", following approval by the high court.
Yildi Rios, the mother of Michaela Smith, intervened in the case but was later retitled as a plaintiff and replaced by the next friend of Michaela Smith before trial.
Murkomen referred Sifuna to ODM's constitution article 8.5.5 which reads, "Any party member under disciplinary process shall be entitled to represent him/herself in person or by an authorised representative or next friend."
I would like--no, I deserve to be gifted Rantanen's guide to the glories of staying in, if only to read it forcefully aloud to the next friend who dares to suggest I join them for an early morning hike.--Savanna, Editorial Assistant
PETA sought to drop the case entirely, but a US appeals court made the unusual move of stepping in anyway and issuing a ruling that criticized the group for dropping the case despite having presented itself as the monkey's "next friend," a legal status normally used in court on behalf people unable to represent themselves.
Watson of Abingdon to serve as next friend for the infant plaintiff.
Liberty Mutual believed its insured, Risby, and when Shannon Hyland (Monteil's mother, acting as his next friend) sued Smith it told Shannon's lawyer that it would not provide a defense or indemnity.
March 6 afternoon session: Kerri Otto, Next Friend of Bailey Noble v Inn at Watervale; People v Garcia-Mandujano.
2015/2331P Between: DYLAN FARRELL (A Minor) Suing by His Mother and Next Friend Gillian Farrell Plaintiff - and-REECE MAHONY First Named Defendant AND THE MOTOR INSURERS' BUREAU OF IRELAND Second Named Defendant TAKE NOTICE that should the said Reece Mahony fail to appear in the above action on the 23rd of October 2017 that the Plaintiff shall proceed to seek judgement in default of the entry of Appearance on that day.

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