amicus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of amicus curiae.

Noun[edit]

amicus (plural amici)

  1. (law, informal) Someone not a party to a case who submits a brief and/or presents oral argument in that case.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From amō (I love) +‎ -icus.

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Adjective[edit]

amīcus m (feminine amīca, neuter amīcum); first/second declension

  1. friendly, amicable
  2. welcome, pleasing

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative amīcus amīca amīcum amīcī amīcae amīca
genitive amīcī amīcae amīcī amīcōrum amīcārum amīcōrum
dative amīcō amīcae amīcō amīcīs amīcīs amīcīs
accusative amīcum amīcam amīcum amīcōs amīcās amīca
ablative amīcō amīcā amīcō amīcīs amīcīs amīcīs
vocative amīce amīca amīcum amīcī amīcae amīca

Noun[edit]

amīcus m (genitive amīcī); second declension

  1. male friend
  2. (Augustan and later) courtier, minister, counsellor

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative amīcus amīcī
genitive amīcī amīcōrum
dative amīcō amīcīs
accusative amīcum amīcōs
ablative amīcō amīcīs
vocative amīce amīcī

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