a person, not a party to the litigation, who volunteers or is invited by the court to give advice upon some matter pending before it.
- Also called friend of the court.
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How to use amicus curiae in a sentence
Shortridge stated that as amicus curiae, it was his duty to see that the proceedings were without flaw.'The System,' as uncovered by the San Francisco Graft Prosecution | Franklin Hichborn
Well then, I shall call him as amicus curiae; and the defendant's counsel can cross-examine him.Hard Cash | Charles Reade
Do you deem yourself qualified to render valuable and efficient assistance to a client or to appear as amicus curiae?Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight | Mathew Joseph Holt
British Dictionary definitions for amicus curiae
law a person not directly engaged in a case who advises the court
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Cultural definitions for amicus curiae
See friend of the court.
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