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 lītem for the lawsuit ad to, for lītem accusative of līs 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.