amicus

[uh-mahy-kuhs, uh-mee-]
adjective Law.
of, pertaining to, or representing an amicus curiae: The church stated its official position in an amicus brief.

Origin:
by shortening

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amicus humani generis

[ah-mee-koos hoo-mah-nee ge-ne-ris; English uh-mahy-kuhs hyoo-mey-nahy jen-uh-ris, uh-mee-kuhs hyoo-mey-nee]
noun Latin.
a philanthropist.

Origin:
literally, friend of the human race

amicus usque ad aras

[ah-mee-koos oos-kwe ahd ah-rahs; English uh-mahy-kuhs uhs-kwee ad ey-ras, uh-mee-]
noun Latin.
a friend to the last degree.
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The body invited concerned parties to submit amicus curiae briefs about the case.
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