Meaning of amicus curiae

a•mi•cus cu•ri•ae

Pronunciation: (u-mī'kus kyoor'ē-ē", u-mē'kus kyoor'ē-ī"), [key]
— pl. a•mi•ci cu•ri•ae
  1. a person, not a party to the litigation, who volunteers or is invited by the court to give advice upon some matter pending before it. Also called
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