friend of the court
friend of the court: amicus curiae

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

friend of the court
n. Litigation: An individual or organization filing an amicus curiae brief in an action to which he or it is not a party. A friend of the court must show a strong interest in the matters under consideration by the court.
See also amicus curiae.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


friend of the court
A person who has a strong interest in a matter that is the subject of a lawsuit in which he or she is not a party.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


friend of the court
A person who has a strong interest in a matter that is the subject of a lawsuit in which he or she is not a party.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • friend of the court — n. AMICUS CURIAE …   English World dictionary

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  • friend of the court — Date: 1909 amicus curiae …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • friend of the court — Law. See amicus curiae. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

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  • friend of the court — noun → amicus curiae …   Australian English dictionary

  • friend of the court — See amicus curiae …   Black's law dictionary

  • friend of the court — Same as amicus curiae …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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