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friend of the court

The Sierra Club filed a friend of the court brief.
  law:  an adviser to the court on some matter of law who is not a party to the case, but who wants to influence the outcome of a lawsuit involving matters of wide public interest
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Translated from the Latin, "amicus curiae".
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  • The Sierra Club filed a friend of the court brief.
  • Amicus was Latin for friend of the court; when you had a position on a particular case but weren’t directly a party involved in it, the court would let you legally spell out your feelings if it might be beneficial to the decision-making process.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
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Associated words [difficulty]:   friend of the court [9] , brief [7] , amicus brief [9]
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