special master

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special master (plural special masters)

  1. (Britain, US, law) An authority appointed by a judge to make sure that judicial orders are actually followed.
    • 2012 August 20, Eric McCormack and Rachael Leigh Cook as Daniel Pierce and Kate Moretti, Lovesick (Perception), season 1, episode 6:
      Daniel: You can't look at medical files, they're confidential.
      Kate: That's why I need a special master.
      Daniel: A special what?
      Kate: A knowledgeable and impartial third party to review the files to report on what Corvis was gonna tell the US attorney without revealing any personal information. That's why I convinced the US attorney to appoint you.