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next friend

noun

Definition of next friend

  1. :  a person admitted to or appointed by a court to act for the benefit of a person (as an infant) lacking full legal capacity




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next friend

noun

Legal Definition of next friend

  1. :  a person appearing in or appointed by a court to act on behalf of a person (as a child) lacking legal capacity




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