next-friend

next friend

noun Law.
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:
before 900; Middle English; Old English

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

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