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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.
David Frum: Why I Signed the Republican Brief Supporting Gay Marriage David Frum February 26, 2013

But Huntsman was one of the conservatives who signed the Supreme Court amicus brief against Prop 8.
Prop 8’s Conservative Fans: Where Are They Now? Sally Kohn June 27, 2014

So misguided does CREW consider the indictment, says Sloan, it plans to file an amicus brief with the court on behalf of Edwards.
John Edwards Plays the Victim Michelle Cottle September 11, 2011

The company is launching a straight version this week (code name: amicus) that will cater to heteros.
Hit Gay iPhone App Goes Straight Itay Hod September 6, 2011

Nearly 60 new Republican notables have signed an amicus brief filed to the Supreme Court today in support of the freedom to marry.
The Pro-Freedom Republicans Are Coming: 131 Sign Gay-Marriage Brief John Avlon February 27, 2013

Historical Examples

amicus est unus animus in duobus corporibus—A friend is one soul in two bodies.
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood

To this humiliating position, Professor von Mach as amicus curiæ consigns his great nation.
The Evidence in the Case James M. Beck

He asked if he would be permitted to act in the capacity of amicus curi in examining jurors.
‘The System,’ as uncovered by the San Francisco Graft Prosecution Franklin Hichborn

The second letter, signed amicus, in Number 107, was from an unknown correspondent.
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., in Nine Volumes, Volume the Second Samuel Johnson

amicus Plato, magis amica veritas; Teufelsdrckh is our friend, Truth is our divinity.
Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History Thomas Carlyle


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  • 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 […]

  • Amicus humani generis

    a philanthropist.

  • Amicus usque ad aras

    a friend to the last degree.

  • Amid

    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 […]

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