Definition of ad litem in English:

ad litem

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Pronunciation: /ad ˈlʌɪtɛm
 
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adjective

Law
  • Appointed to act in a lawsuit on behalf of a child or other person who is not considered capable of representing themselves.
    More 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.

Origin

Latin, literally 'for the lawsuit'.

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