a person other than a duly appointed guardian who acts on behalf of an infant or other person not fully qualified by law to act on his or her own behalf.
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Also called prochein ami.
Compare guardian ad litem.
Origin of next friend
before 900; Middle English; Old English
Words nearby next friend
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British Dictionary definitions for next friend
law (formerly) a person acting on behalf of an infant or other person under legal disabilityOfficial name: litigation friend
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