ad litem
ad li·tem /'ad-'lī-təm, 'äd-'lē-tem/ adj or adv [Latin]: for the lawsuit or action
trustee ad litem

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

ad litem
adj.
(Latin) For the lawsuit; for the purposes of the lawsuit being prosecuted.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


ad litem
'for the case'.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


ad litem
(ad-light-em) Latin, meaning "for the purposes of the legal action only." A person who files a lawsuit for a minor child or for a person who is incompetent acts as "guardian at litem" (guardian just for the purposes of the lawsuit). A person acting ad litem has the responsibility to pursue the lawsuit and to account for the money recovered for damages. (See also: guardian ad litem)
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


ad litem
adj. Latin For the suit. For the purposes of, or pending, the particular lawsuit.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


ad litem
(Latin: For the suit; for the purposes of the suit; pending the suit.)
A guardian ad litem is a guardian appointed to prosecute or defend a suit on behalf of a party who is legally incapable of doing so, such as an infant or an insane person.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


ad litem
I
[Latin, For the suit; for the purposes of the suit; pending the suit.] A guardian ad litem is a guardian appointed to prosecute or defend a suit on behalf of a party who is legally incapable of doing so, such as an infant or an insane person.
II For purpose of the suit or action.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

ad litem
adj.
   legal Latin meaning "for the purposes of the legal action only." Most often the term applies to a parent who files a lawsuit for his or her minor child as "guardian at litem" (guardian just for the purposes of the lawsuit) or for a person who is incompetent. Either at the time the lawsuit is filed or shortly thereafter, the parent petitions the court to allow him/her to be guardian ad litem, which is brought ex parte (without a noticed hearing) and is almost always granted. A person acting ad litem has the responsibility to pursue the lawsuit and to account for the money recovered for damages. If a child in such a lawsuit reaches majority (18 in most states) while the suit is pending, the ad litem guardianship terminates and the "new" adult can run his/her own lawsuit. Some courts require an order terminating the guardianship ad litem upon proof of coming of age.
   See also: guardian ad litem

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Litem me resolvěre — (lat.), »einen Streit mit einem Streit schlichten«, eine streitige Sache durch etwas nicht weniger Streitiges entscheiden wollen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • litem suam facere — /laytam s(y)uwam faesariy/ To make a suit his own. Where a judex, from partiality or enmity, evidently favored either of the parties, he was said litem suam facere …   Black's law dictionary

  • litem suam facere — /laytam s(y)uwam faesariy/ To make a suit his own. Where a judex, from partiality or enmity, evidently favored either of the parties, he was said litem suam facere …   Black's law dictionary

  • litem — Of or pertaining to litigation. See in litem; litis …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • litem motam — See ante litem motem …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • litem denunciare — /laytam danansiyeriy/ In the civil law, to cast the burden of a suit upon another; particularly used with reference to a purchaser of property who, being sued in respect to it by a third person, gives notice to his vendor and demands his aid in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • litem denunciare — /laytam danansiyeriy/ In the civil law, to cast the burden of a suit upon another; particularly used with reference to a purchaser of property who, being sued in respect to it by a third person, gives notice to his vendor and demands his aid in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • litem suam facere — (Roman law.) To make the action his own. A judge who exhibited partiality was said to do this …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • guardian ad litem — see guardian Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. guardian ad litem …   Law dictionary

  • São Simão de Litém — Héraldique …   Wikipédia en Français

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