Definition of Friend

One favorably disposed. Ned v. Robinson, 181 Okl. 507, 74 P.2d 1156. Varying in degree from greatest intimacy to acquaintance more or less casual. United States Trust Co. of Newark v. Montclair Trust Co., 133 N.J.Eq. 579, 33 A.2d 901, 903. One that seeks society or welfare of another whom one holds in affection, respect or esteem or whose companionship and personality are pleasurable; acquaintance, intimate, or confidant. Sioux Associates, Inc. v. Iowa Liquor Control Commission, 257 Iowa 308, 132 N.W.2d 421, 426. See also Next friend.

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