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.
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 his duty to see that the proceedings were without flaw.
‘The System,’ as uncovered by the San Francisco Graft Prosecution Franklin Hichborn
Do you deem yourself qualified to render valuable and efficient assistance to a client or to appear as amicus curiae?
Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight Mathew Joseph Holt
noun (pl) amici curiae (æˈmiːkaɪ)
(law) a person not directly engaged in a case who advises the court
1610s, Latin, literally “friend of the court;” plural is amici curiae. From Latin amicus “friend,” related to amare “to love” (see Amy) + curia “court” (see curia).
amicus curiae [(uh-mee-kuhs kyoor-ee-eye)]
See friend of the court.
- Amicus humani generis
- Amicus usque ad aras
a friend to the last degree.
in the middle of; surrounded by; among: to stand weeping amid the ruins. during; in or throughout the course of. variant of before a vowel: amidase. Contemporary Examples amid their screams of fury, one woman could be heard shouting into a phone, “People are sick of the soap opera!” Hosni Mubarak’s Final Tragedy Christopher Dickey […]
in or toward the middle part of a or aircraft; midway between the ends. along the central fore-and-aft line of a or aircraft. in or toward the center of anything: a long, narrow office with a desk placed amidships. of, relating to, or located in the middle part of a or aircraft. Historical Examples He […]