23/11/17 What is Ad Hoc?
For this; for this special purpose. An attorney ad hoc, or a guardian or curator ad hoc, is one appointed for a special purpose, generally to represent the client or infant in the particular action in which the appointment is made.
Definition from Black’s 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 from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary