One who is not a party to a case but who is interested in or affected by its outcome and is allowed by the court to submit a brief to assist the court in deciding the case. Latin for "Friend of the Court"
Restoration of harmony between persons or things that had been in conflict. Family law: when the parties in a divorce action are attempting to work out their differences and wish to have enforcement of their court orders suspended.
A civil action to recover: (1) Property unlawfully taken or held by another; and, (2) Damages sustained by the unlawful taking or retention. An action for replevin is also known as an action for claim and delivery.