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English definition of “ad litem”

ad litem

adjective
 
 
LAW
used to refer to someone chosen by a law court to do something for another person when that person is not able to do it themselves. Ad litem is Latin for 'for this action': A guardian ad litem is normally appointed in cases where children are involved.
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