Definition of Amicus

1. Noun. (legal informal) Someone not a party to a case who submits a brief and/or presents oral argument in that case. ¹



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Definition of Amicus

1. one not party to a lawsuit but permitted by the court to advise it [n AMICI]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amicus

amicable suits
amicableness
amicablenesses
amicably
amical
amice
amices
amici
amicicide
amicicides
amicite
amicitial
amicrobic
amicroscopic
amictic
amicus (current term)
amicus curiae
amicus curiae brief
amicyanin
amid
amidase
amidases
amidated
amidation
amidation site
amidations
amiddest
amiddst
amide
amide hydrazone

Literary usage of Amicus

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1. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1897)
"(Va.) 655. for the prevention of fraud or error. " In a case upon the statute of frauds, In such case, however, interested par- Sir Geo. Treby, as amicus ..."

2. Ruling Case Law as Developed and Established by the Decisions and by William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich (1914)
"amicus CURLS 3. Right of Court to Assistance 4. ... amicus curise has been defined as one who, as a slander by, when a judge is doubtful or mistaken in a ..."

3. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1895)
"An amicus curice is a friend of the court—a bystander, usually a counselor, who interposes and volunteers information upon some matter of law in regard to ..."

4. A Full Report of the Case of Stacy Decow, and Joseph Hendrickson, Vs. Thomas by Stacy Decow, Joseph Hendrickson, New Jersey Court of Appeals, New Jersey Court of Chancery, Thomas Latham Shotwell (1834)
"After this discussion had progressed for a considerable time, amicus avowed doctrines as parts of the christian faith, which we could not accord with ..."

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