Definition of amicus curiae
plural amici curiae
: one (as a professional person or organization) that is not a party to a particular litigation but that is permitted by the court to advise it in respect to some matter of law that directly affects the case in question
Origin of amicus curiae
New Latin, literally, friend of the court
First Known Use: 1612
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