Ad litem



for the particular action or proceeding:
a guardian ad litem.
adjective
(formerly, esp of a guardian) appointed for a lawsuit
adjective

for the purposes of a lawsuit or legal action only, esp. referring to a temporary guardian
Examples

Guardian ad litem is the term for a person appointed to protect the legal interests of someone considered incompetent or underage.
Word Origin

literally, Latin ‘for the suit’
Usage Note

law

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