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amicus curiae definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: 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 [syn: amicus curiae, friend of the court]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural amici curiae) Etymology: New Latin, literally, friend of the court Date: 1612 one (as a professional person or organization) that is not a party to a particular litigation but that is permitted by the court to advise it in respect to some matter of law that directly affects the case in question

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. amici curiae) Law an impartial adviser in a court of law. Etymology: mod.L, = friend of the court

Moby Thesaurus

JA, advocate, agent, alter ego, alternate, assessor, attorney, attorney-at-law, backup, backup man, barmaster, barrister, barrister-at-law, champion, chancellor, circuit judge, counsel, counselor, counselor-at-law, deputy, dummy, executive officer, exponent, figurehead, friend at court, intercessor, judge advocate, judge ordinary, jurat, justice in eyre, justice of assize, lawyer, lay judge, legal adviser, legal assessor, legal counselor, legal expert, legal practitioner, legalist, lieutenant, locum, locum tenens, master, military judge, mouthpiece, ombudsman, ordinary, paranymph, pinch hitter, pleader, police judge, presiding judge, probate judge, proctor, procurator, proxy, puisne judge, recorder, representative, sea lawyer, second in command, secondary, self-styled lawyer, solicitor, stand-in, substitute, surrogate, understudy, utility man, vicar, vicar general, vice, vice-chancellor, vicegerent


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