Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Ami’cus cu’riæ (Latin, a friend to the court).

 Amicable Numbers.Am’iel (3 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Ami’cus cu’riæ (Latin, a friend to the court).
One in the court who informs the judge of some error he has detected, or makes some suggestion to assist the court.   1
   Ami’cus Plato, sed magis ami’ca Ver’itas (Plato I love, but I love Truth more) A noble dictum attributed to Aristotle, but certainly a very free translation of a phrase in the Nicomache’an Ethics (“Where both are friends, it is right to prefer Truth”)   2

 Amicable Numbers.Am’iel (3 syl.). 


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