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Noun: amicus curiae (amici curiae)  u'mI-kus 'kyû-ree,ee
  1. (law) an adviser to the court on some matter of law who is not a party to the case; usually someone who wants to influence the outcome of a lawsuit involving matters of wide public interest
    - friend of the court, amicus

Derived forms: amici curiae

Type of: adviser, advisor, consultant

Encyclopedia: Amicus curiae