Definition of Amicus curiae

1. Noun. An adviser to the court on some matter of law who is not a party to the case; usually someone who wants to influence the outcome of a lawsuit involving matters of wide public interest.

Exact synonyms: Friend Of The Court
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Adviser, Advisor, Consultant



Definition of Amicus curiae

1. Noun. (legal) a person/entity who has been allowed by the court to plead or make submissions but who, however, is not directly involved in the action. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Amicus curiae

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1. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1791)
"Treby, as amicus curiae, informed the court that he was ... any one as Amicus curiae may move to have the ..."

2. Civil Rights Division: Selection of Cases & Reasons Matters Were Closed by Laurie Ekstrand, William Jenkins (2001)
"Three of the four amicus curiae cases and the one intervenor case were ... One amicus curiae case that we reviewed involved race discrimination in police ..."

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