amicus

[ uh-mahy-kuh s, uh-mee- ]
/ əˈmaɪ kəs, əˈmi- /

adjective Law.

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

by shortening

Definition for amicus (2 of 3)

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 ]
/ ɑˈmi kʊs huˈmɑ ni ˈgɛ nɛ rɪs; English əˈmaɪ kəs hyuˈmeɪ naɪ ˈdʒɛn ə rɪs, əˈmi kəs hyuˈmeɪ ni /

noun Latin.

a philanthropist.

Origin of amicus humani generis

literally, friend of the human race

Definition for amicus (3 of 3)

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- ]
/ ɑˈmi kʊs ˈʊs kwɛ ɑd ˈɑ rɑs; English əˈmaɪ kəs ˈʌs kwi æd ˈeɪ ræs, əˈmi- /

noun Latin.

a friend to the last degree.
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