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guardian ad litem

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person appointed by the court during litigation to protect the interests of a party who is incompetent.

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  • noun An individual (often a lawyer) appointed to represent the best interests of a child or incapacitated person for the purpose of a legal procedure.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin ad lītem, for the lawsuit : ad, to, for + lītem, accusative of līs, lawsuit; see litigate.]

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