Definition of Next friend

1. Noun. (law) a person who acts on behalf of an infant or disabled person.

Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Agent



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Next Friend

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newtonian viscosity
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nexible
nexin
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next-to-last
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next friend (current term)
next generation
next of kin
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Literary usage of Next friend

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"It is undoubtedly the rule in Illinois, as elsewhere, that a next friend or guardian ad litem cannot, by admissions or stipulations, surrender the rights of ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1918)
"Annotation—Right of next friend to receive payment of, and satisfy, ... As to right of parent, guardian, or next friend to compromise infant's cause of ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"next friend cannot sue in forma pauperis; but ought not to be discharged for poverty: ... AFTER answer Plaintiff not compelled to change the next friend on ..."

4. The Law Reports by Great Britain Court of Chancery, George Wirgman Hemming (1874)
"A motion was now made on behalf of the infant by Mr. Frere, as his next friend for the purposes of the application, that the orders of course of the 7th of ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of the Domestic Relations: Embracing Husband and Wife by James Schouler (1895)
"Where infancy of the plaintiff is pleaded in abatement to a suit brought by a minor in his own name without any guardian or next friend, the court may allow ..."

6. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1890)
"The next friend is joined in order that the court may have a person sut juris subject to ... If wife has sued alone she may amend and join her next friend. ..."

7. Pleading and Practice of the High Court of Chancery by Edmund Robert Daniell, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins, William Frierson Cooper (1894)
"T It is obvious that cases might arise where the rule, that the next friend of a feme covert must be a person of substance, would be, practically, ..."

8. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1899)
"A next friend should also be a responsible person,8 because he is liable for the proper conduct ... Ал Infant Cannot Aot as next friend for another infant. ..."

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