guardian ad litem

Definition of "guardian ad litem"
  1. A person appointed by a court to represent and safeguard the interests of a minor or an incapacitated adult in a legal proceeding
How to use "guardian ad litem" in a sentence
  1. The judge insisted on assigning a guardian ad litem to protect the interests of the minor involved in the contentious divorce case.
  2. In the event of a serious lawsuit involving a minor, a guardian ad litem may be appointed as a representative.
  3. The incapacitated adult had a guardian ad litem appointed to make sure her interests were protected during the lawsuit.

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