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noun Law.
  1. a person other than a duly appointed guardian who acts on behalf of an infant or other person not fully qualified by law to act on his or her own behalf.

Origin of next friend

before 900; Middle English; Old English
Also called prochein ami.
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next friend

noun
  1. law (formerly) a person acting on behalf of an infant or other person under legal disabilityOfficial name: litigation friend
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