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. amicus curiae.

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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