a compound prism that spreads out incident white light into a spectrum but produces no deviation of the central color of the dispersed beam.
noun the killing of a friend Word Origin Latin amicus ‘friend’
amicrobic amicrobic a·mi·cro·bic (ā’mī-krō’bĭk) adj. Not relating to or caused by microorganisms.
of, relating to, or representing an , a friend of the court: The church stated its official position in an amicus brief. a philanthropist. a friend to the last degree. Contemporary Examples It’s why this amicus brief is gaining signatures every day and why the party of individual freedom can give voice to gay equality. […]
- Amicus curiae
a person, not a party to the litigation, who volunteers or is invited by the court to give advice upon some matter pending before it. Historical Examples Well then, I shall call him as amicus curiae; and the defendant’s counsel can cross-examine him. Hard Cash Charles Reade Shortridge stated that as amicus curiae, it was […]