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ad litem

[ad lahy-tem]
adjective Law.
  1. for the particular action or proceeding: a guardian ad litem.
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Origin of ad litem

1760–70; < Latin; cf. litigate
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British Dictionary definitions for ad litem

ad litem

adjective
  1. (formerly, esp of a guardian) appointed for a lawsuit
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