(in full amicus curiaeˈkyo͝orēˌī-ēˌē)
Definition of amicus in English:
noun (plural amiciəˈmēkēəˈmīkī, amici curiae)
An impartial adviser, often voluntary, to a court of law in a particular case: [as modifier]: he was planning to advance this position in an amicus brief
More example sentences
- But there's nothing unusual about a state attorney general filing an amicus brief in a case where the law of his own state is implicated.
- In addition we have received written and oral submissions by Mr Timothy King QC, instructed by the Treasury Solicitor to assist the Court as an amicus.
- We do not stand in the role of amici in this Court.
Early 17th century: from modern Latin amicus curiae, literally 'friend of the court'.
Definition of amicus in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan