plural amici ə-ˈmē-ˌkē How to pronounce amicus (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Several amicus briefs support the Navajo Nation's stance. Kaelan Deese, Washington Examiner, 19 Mar. 2023 Perhaps the most prominent is Johnson v. NCAA, a case in which the SEC filed an amicus brief last year arguing that college players should not be considered employees. Mike Rodak |, al, 8 Mar. 2023 Two dozen legal scholars filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court last month supporting the Biden administration’s legal standing. Alicia Adamczyk, Fortune, 18 Feb. 2023 An amicus brief was released Friday by the ACLU arguing why the Arizona Supreme Court should fulfill the request of Attorney General Kris Mayes to withdraw the execution request of Gunches, 51. Elena Santa Cruz, The Arizona Republic, 17 Feb. 2023 Pence’s advocacy group, Advancing American Freedom, has filed an amicus brief in the case, as have dozens of mostly conservative groups and several conservative states. Thomas Beaumont And Jill Colvin, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Feb. 2023 Last September, the New York Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union jointly filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of New York’s long-standing approach to handgun limits. Karrie Jacobs, Curbed, 18 July 2022 Multiple activist groups have taken an interest in the school dress debate, with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filing an amicus brief in support of the North Carolina girls back in 2020. Jeffrey Clark, Fox News, 27 Jan. 2023 Lisa, this is a case that the Onion has, has put in a, uh, an amicus brief to, to talk about the value of satire. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 23 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amicus was in 1916

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“Amicus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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