Meaning of “ad litem” in the English Dictionary


"ad litem" in Business English

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ad litemadjective

uk us 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.

(Definition of “ad litem” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)