amicus curiae

Definitions of amicus curiae
1

n an adviser to the court on some matter of law who is not a party to the case; usually someone who wants to influence the outcome of a lawsuit involving matters of wide public interest

Synonyms:
friend of the court
Type of:
adviser, advisor, consultant
an expert who gives advice

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