amicus

noun

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

Examples of amicus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grass Roots North Carolina was one of several gun groups that signed amicus briefs supporting Mr. Rahimi – but not without a lot of internal debate about the nature of the case, the defendant’s character, and the implications if Mr. Rahimi succeeded. Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 June 2024 Major medical organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, filed an amicus brief discussing the safety of mifepristone. Staff Author, Verywell Health, 13 June 2024 In 2022, to the dismay of animal advocates, the Department of Justice filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court backing the pork industry’s case against Prop 12. Marina Bolotnikova, Vox, 4 June 2024 The Canadian government has continued to throw its support behind the oil giant, filing amicus briefs on behalf of Enbridge that cite a 1977 treaty that prevents the interruption to the flow of oil between the U.S. and Canada. Caitlin Looby, Journal Sentinel, 14 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for amicus 

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amicus. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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