curiae curiae

Definition(s):

  • (n) (Roman Catholic Church) the central administration governing the Roman Catholic Church

Usage(s):

  1. The Justice Department filed a 30-page amicus curiae brief asking the court to reverse its 7-to-2 decision.
  2. Tribe was one of 11 nationally known law professors, including conservatives as well as liberals, who wrote and signed an amicus curiae brief in support of the Democrats' petition.
  3. Upon appeal to the supreme court, the parties and numerous amici curiae filed extensive briefs.

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Quotes

  1. "Cosatu, together with other civil society organisations, may apply to be amicus [curiae] on 27, 28 November, to give evidence in support of Jacob Zuma's case that he will not be able to receive a fair trial," general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said.
    on Sep 4, 2008 By: Zwelinzima Vavi Source: Independent Online

  2. The government decided to join the plaintiffs as an "Amicus Curiae (Friend of the court)," Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa said in a statement.
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Patricia Espinosa Source: Global Times

  3. "I am pleased to be a part of this amicus curiae brief with Senators Stevens and Murkowski and working in support of the Governor," said Congressman Young. "It is in Alaska's interest to see justice completed for the 20,000 Alaskan commercial...
    on Jan 29, 2008 By: Don Young Source: SitNews

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