Definition of ad litem in English:

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ad litem

Pronunciation: /ad ˈlʌɪtɛm/


Appointed to act in a lawsuit on behalf of a child or other person who is not considered capable of representing themselves.
Example sentences
  • However, the federal government left implementation of guardian ad litem requirements to the states.
  • A Guardian ad litem may seek to withdraw by filing a motion with the court that appointed the Guardian.
  • Serving as a Guardian ad litem in a contested family law proceeding is a challenging job.


Latin, literally 'for the lawsuit'.

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