guardian ad litem

[gahr-dee-uh n ad lahy-tuh m]

noun Law.

a person appointed by a court as guardian of an infant or other person to act on his or her behalf in a particular action or proceeding.

Nearby words

  1. guardhouse,
  2. guardhouse lawyer,
  3. guardi,
  4. guardi, francesco,
  5. guardian,
  6. guardian angel,
  7. guardian angels,
  8. guardianista,
  9. guardianship,
  10. guarding

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