"amicus curiae" (Latin)

by Craig Shrives

What does the Latin term amicus curiae mean?

"Amicus curiae" is a Latin term that means "friend of the court." It refers to an individual or organization that is not a party to a legal case but offers expertise or assistance to the court by providing additional information, analysis, or arguments related to the case.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences using the term "amicus curiae":
  • The environmental organization filed a brief as an amicus curiae to provide insights on the potential ecological impact of the proposed development.
  • The court allowed the professor to testify as an amicus curiae due to his specialized knowledge in the field of forensic science.
  • The Supreme Court considered the brief submitted by the civil rights group as an amicus curiae in their deliberations on the landmark case.
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