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amicus

[uh-mahy-kuh s, uh-mee-]
adjective Law.
  1. of, relating to, or representing an amicus curiae, a friend of the court: The church stated its official position in an amicus brief.
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Origin of amicus

by shortening

amicus humani generis

[ah-mee-koo s hoo-mah-nee ge-ne-ris; English uh-mahy-kuh s hyoo-mey-nahy jen-uh-ris, uh-mee-kuh s hyoo-mey-nee]
noun Latin.
  1. a philanthropist.
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Origin of amicus humani generis

literally, friend of the human race

amicus usque ad aras

[ah-mee-koo s oo s-kwe ahd ah-rahs; English uh-mahy-kuh s uhs-kwee ad ey-ras, uh-mee-]
noun Latin.
  1. a friend to the last degree.
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