(in full amicus curiae /ˈkyo͝orēˌī/ /-ēˌē/)
noun (plural amici /əˈmēkē/ /əˈmīkī/, 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
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- 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'.
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