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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

CURIA. A court of justice.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Earlier, the amicus curiae had submitted a comprehensive report suggesting various reforms in Srimandir based on the district judge's suggestion.
But the court declined the request on the ground that the application by the former NSA did not meet the conditions for the order of Amicus Curiae sought.
Motion for leave to file an amicus curiae brief granted.
The acting provincial advocate general and two senior lawyers, Shahab Sarki and Faisal Siddiqui, who have been appointed amicus curiae, were not present.
Subsequently, the bench appointed Ahmer Bilal Soofi as amicus curiae to assist the court regarding Haqqani's return to the country and adjourned the case to date in office.
Dr Aslam Khaki appeared as amicus curiae in the said case before Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqi of IHC.He said that the extremist Hindu organisations in India are demanding a death sentence for converting to any other religion from Hinduism.
Assim, algumas perguntas estao por ser enfrentadas, as quais constituem o problema de pesquisa que alicerca esse estudo: qual a verdadeira influencia dos argumentos apresentados pelos amici curiae sobre os fundamentos que embasam as decisoes da Suprema Corte?
The mission of the Amicus Curiae Committee is to participate in litigation based upon a set of established criteria and specific procedures, which gives CalCPAa basis for affecting the outcome of professional issues in the judicial environment.
While traditionally an amicus curiae espouses a neutral position on the issues, in the pursuit of a better understanding of the essential issues in this case, the court hereby invites interested nonparties who are not to be hereby considered neutral amici curiae, the high court said in an advisory on Tuesday.