guardian ad litemguardian ad li·tem
A person appointed by the court during litigation to protect the interests of a party who is incompetent.
Origin of guardian ad litemLatin ad l&imacron;tem, for the lawsuit : ad, to, for + l&imacron;tem, accusative of l&imacron;s, lawsuit; see litigate.
guardian ad litem - Legal Definition
Representative appointed by a court to protect and represent the interests of one incapable of acting on own behalf, such as child or incompetent person.