Guardian ad litem


Guardian ad litem
Guardian Guard"i*an, n. [OF. guardain, gardien, F. gardien, LL. guardianus. See {Guard}, v. t., and cf. {Wasden}.] 1. One who guards, preserves, or secures; one to whom any person or thing is committed for protection, security, or preservation from injury; a warden. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) One who has, or is entitled to, the custody of the person or property of an infant, a minor without living parents, or a person incapable of managing his own affairs. [1913 Webster]

Of the several species of guardians, the first are guardians by nature. -- viz., the father and (in some cases) the mother of the child. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

{Guardian ad litem}(Law), a guardian appointed by a court of justice to conduct a particular suit.

{Guardians of the poor}, the members of a board appointed or elected to care for the relief of the poor within a township, or district. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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

  • Guardian ad litem — bezeichnet im Common Law eine Person, die Passivprozesse für einen Minderjährigen führt. Zur Rechtslage in einzelnen Ländern siehe: Guardian ad litem (England und Wales) Guardian ad litem (Vereinigte Staaten) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • guardián ad litem — (en derecho) persona a la que cita un tribunal para acusar o defender un caso de un niño o una persona incapacitada. A veces se nombra cuando la vida de una persona está en peligro inminente y la persona rechaza el tratamien …   Diccionario médico

  • guardian ad litem — A guardian ad litem is a special guardian appointed by the court in which a particular litigation is pending to represent an infant, ward or unborn person in that particular litigation, and the status of guardian ad litem exists only in that… …   Black's law dictionary

  • guardian ad litem — noun : a guardian appointed by a court to represent in a particular lawsuit the interests of a party who is minor or an incompetent person or of a person unborn or unascertained who may become interested in property involved in the litigation * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • guardian ad litem — /gahr dee euhn ad luy teuhm/, Law. a person appointed by a court as guardian of an infant or other person to act on his or her behalf in a particular action or proceeding. Cf. next friend. * * * …   Universalium

  • guardian ad litem — noun An individual (often a lawyer) appointed to represent the best interests of a child or incapacitated person for the purpose of a legal procedure …   Wiktionary

  • guardian ad litem — person who is appointed to act on behalf of a child during a legal proceeding …   English contemporary dictionary

  • guardian ad litem — A person appointed by the court during the course of litigation, in which an infant or a person mentally incompetent is a party, to represent and protect the interests of the infant or incompetent …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Guardian ad litem (England und Wales) — Ein Guardian ad litem bezeichnet im Recht von England und Wales eine Person, die Passivprozesse für einen Minderjährigen führt. Sie wird vom Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service für die Dauer des Prozesses ernannt und ist meist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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