[uh-mahy-kuh s, uh-mee-]
- of, relating to, or representing an amicus curiae, a friend of the court: The church stated its official position in an amicus brief.
Origin of amicus
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]
- a philanthropist.
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-]
- a friend to the last degree.
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Examples from the Web for amicus
He co-authored the amicus brief filed on behalf of 23 pro-life groups.The Supreme Court Case Uniting Pro-Lifers & Pro-Choicers
December 3, 2014
But Huntsman was one of the conservatives who signed the Supreme Court amicus brief against Prop 8.Prop 8’s Conservative Fans: Where Are They Now?
June 28, 2014
Nearly 60 new Republican notables have signed an amicus brief filed to the Supreme Court today in support of the freedom to marry.The Pro-Freedom Republicans Are Coming: 131 Sign Gay-Marriage Brief
February 28, 2013
It's why this amicus brief is gaining signatures every day and why the party of individual freedom can give voice to gay equality.
With this amicus brief, support in the GOP for same-sex marriage rights has jumped a generational divide.
I have no business here, except as what the lawyers call Amicus curiæ.Perlycross
R. D. Blackmore
To this humiliating position, Professor von Mach as amicus curiæ consigns his great nation.The Evidence in the Case
James M. Beck
The second letter, signed Amicus, in Number 107, was from an unknown correspondent.
Amicus Plato, magis amica veritas; Teufelsdrockh is our friend, Truth is our divinity.Sartor Resartus
Well then, I shall call him as amicus curiae; and the defendant's counsel can cross-examine him.Hard Cash