Pronunciation: (u-mī'kus kyoor'ē-ē", u-mē'kus kyoor'ē-ī"), [key]
—pl. a•mi•ci cu•ri•aePronunciation: (u-mī'kī kyoor'ē-ē", u-mē'kē kyoor'ē-ī"). [key] Law.
a person, not a party to the litigation, who volunteers or is invited by the court to give advice upon some matter pending before it. Also called friend of the court.
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