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ex parte

[eks pahr-tee] /ɛks ˈpɑr ti/
adjective, adverb
from or on one side only of a dispute, as a divorce suit; without notice to or the presence of the other party.
Origin of ex parte
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1665-75 Unabridged
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ex parte

/ɛks ˈpɑːtɪ/
(law) (of an application in a judicial proceeding) on behalf of one side or party only: an ex parte injunction
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for ex parte

Latin legal term, "on the one side only," from ex "out of" (see ex-) + parte, ablative of pars "part, side."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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