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noun, Law.
1.
a person other than a duly appointed guardian who acts on behalf of an infant or other person not fully qualified by law to act on his or her own behalf.
Also called prochein ami.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English
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next friend

noun
1.
(law) (formerly) a person acting on behalf of an infant or other person under legal disability Official name litigation friend
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