Friend-court



noun
1.
a friend in a position of influence or power who may advance one’s interests, especially a helpful person who is close to someone in authority.
noun, Law.
1.
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noun
1.
an influential acquaintance who can promote one’s interests

An individual or group interested in influencing the outcome of a lawsuit but not an actual party to the suit. The statement presented to the court is an amicus curiae brief; amicus curiae is Latin for “friend of the court.”

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