Latin for "friend of the court." Refers to a party that is allowed to provide information (usually in the form of a legal brief) to a court even though the party is not directly involved in the case at hand.
Latin term meaning friend of the court. It is a report presented to the court by a third party with intent to help the court clear up issues surrounding the case. It is usually presented by individuals who, though not involved directly in the case, may have an interest in the outcome of it.
Latin]. "A Friend of the Court." A person or group who is not a party to a case will often petition the court for permission to submit a brief in the case.