The Alternative English Dictionary: amicus curiae

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amicus curiae Alternative forms: amica curiae (feminine) etymology Latin, amicus + curiae, genitive singular of curia
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (legal) a person/entity who has been allowed by the court to plead or make submission but who, however, is not directly involved in the action. BANNATYNE v BANNATYNE (COMMISSION FOR GENDER EQUALITY, AS AMICUS CURIAE) 2003 (2) SA 363 (CC) "The Court admitted as amicus curiae the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) which lodged empirical data on the state of the maintenance system in South Africa and its effect on the rights of women and children in seeking effective relief pursuant to the Maintenance Act (the Act)."
Synonyms: amicus (informal)

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