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Choose the Exact Meaning of the Idiom/Phrase. “Amicus Curiae” Means: - English Language

Question

MCQ

Choose the exact meaning of the idiom/phrase.

“Amicus curiae” means:

Options

  • One of the judges of the court 

  • One among the expert witnesses in a case 

  • A friend of the court

  • One among the parties to the dispute

Solution

A friend of the court

Explanation:

Amicus Curiae (literally, friend of the court; plural, amici curiae) is someone who is not a party to a case and is not solicited by a party, but who assists a court by offering information that bears on the case. Therefore a friend of the court is the correct option.

Concept: Idioms and Phrases (Entrance Exams)
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