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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin, literally "friends of the court(s)"

NounEdit

amici curiae

  1. (law) People/entities who have been allowed by the court to plead or make submissions but who, however, are not directly involved in the action.
    MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS v FOURIE (DOCTORS FOR LIFE INTERNATIONAL AND OTHERS, AMICI CURIAE)LESBIAN AND GAY EQUALITY PROJECT AND OTHERS v MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS 2006 (1) SA 524 (CC): "Prior to the hearing, applications were made by Doctors For Life International and its legal representative Mr John Smyth, to be admitted as amici curiae.

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

amici curiae

  1. plural of amicus curiae