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ad litem

ad li·tem
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad lahy-tem]
    • /ˈæd ˈlaɪ tɛm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad lahy-tem]
    • /ˈæd ˈlaɪ tɛm/

Definitions of ad litem words

  • adjective ad litem (formerly, esp of a guardian) appointed for a lawsuit 3
  • noun ad litem designating a person appointed by a court to represent a minor or an incompetent adult in a lawsuit 3
  • adjective ad litem for the particular action or proceeding: a guardian ad litem. 1
  • adverb ad litem law: acting on sb's behalf 1
  • adjective ad litem For the purpose of a legal case, as in guardian ad litem. 0

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Origin of ad litem

First appearance:

before 1760
One of the 46% newest English words
1760-70; < Latin; cf. litigate

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Parts of speech for Ad litem

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

ad litem popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

ad litem usage trend in Literature

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