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guardian ad litem

[gahr-dee-uh n ad lahy-tuh m] /ˈgɑr di ən æd ˈlaɪ təm/
noun, Law.
1.
a person appointed by a court as guardian of an infant or other person to act on his or her behalf in a particular action or proceeding.
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  • A guardian ad litem will have to be appointed to protect your interests, and to bring suit for you.

    Vandemark's Folly Herbert Quick

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