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guardian ad litem

[ gahr-dee-uhn ad -lahy-tuhm ]
/ ˈgɑr di ən æd ˈlaɪ təm /
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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.
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