[ ad lahy-tem ]
/ ˈæd ˈlaɪ tɛm /
for the particular action or proceeding: a guardian ad litem.
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Origin of ad litem
1760–70; < Latin; cf. litigate
Words nearby ad litem
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British Dictionary definitions for ad litem
/ Latin (æd ˈlaɪtɛm) /
(formerly, esp of a guardian) appointed for a lawsuit
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