Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
(ad-hock Latin shorthand meaning "for this purpose only." Thus, an ad hoc committee is formed for a specific purpose, usually to solve a particular problem. An ad hoc attorney is one hired to handle one problem only, perhaps to analyze a specialized area of the law or argue a key point in court.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:10 pm