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[Latin, Court.] A judicial tribunal or court convened in the sovereign's palace to dispense justice. A court that exercised jurisdiction over civil matters, as distinguished from religious matters, which were determined by ecclesiastical courts, a system of courts in England that were held by authority of the sovereign and had jurisdiction over matters concerning the religion and ritual of the established church.

In England the tribunal of the king's justice was the curia regis, so named because the king originally presided over its proceedings.

See: bar, board, court

CURIA. A court of justice.

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Most of the amici curiae were of the view that if someone converts their religion from Islam, they are an apostate.
Court has issued directives to provide the copy of petition and respective Documents to Amicus Curiae.
The apex court had asked former ASG Sharan to assist the court as amicus curiae in the case.
The work of CalCPA and the Amicus Curiae Committee translated into a successful result and ruling that will impact many CPAs providing services in this area.
He said the SC defines "Interested Non-Parties" as "professional associations, non-governmental organizations, interest groups" who are not to be hereby considered as neutral amici curiae from or representing the following fields -- real estate, tourism, construction, architecture, engineering, and heritage conservation.
The amicus curiae strangely wanted the By Harish V.
Un ambito tematico de singular relevancia para las aportaciones de los amici curiae.
Achuthanandan said the state government and the Travancore royal family ought to take the blame for the gold missing from the temple as reported by the amicus curiae.
Particularly in common law jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom (18) or Canada, (19) where courts may appoint amici curiae to gather and submit research, amicus activity constitutes a civil law moment-one in -which a court can gather facts without relying on the efforts of the disputing parties before it.
Amici curiae which means "friends of the court" are parties that are not directly involved in a litigation, but believe they may be impacted or have views on the matter before by the court.
Some aspects of the reasoning rejecting the requests were entirely orthodox, such as the tribunals' reliance on the lack of assistance that the amici curiae would provide, their lack of an interest in the dispute and their inability to address an issue within the scope of the dispute.
But Florida courts have occasionally noted the assistance provided by amicus briefs ("As one amicus curiae in this case described the process.