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Amiʹcus cuʹriæ (Latin, a friend to the court)

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One in the court who informs the judge of some error he has detected, or makes some suggestion to assist the court.

Amiʹcus Plato, sed magis amiʹca Verʹitas (Plato I love, but I love Truth more) A noble dictum attributed to Aristotle, but certainly a very free translation of a phrase in the Nicomacheʹan Ethics (“Where both are friends, it is right to prefer Truth”)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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