[ koun-ter-pahr-tee ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌpɑr ti /

noun, plural coun·ter·par·ties. Finance.

the other person or institution entering into a financial contract or transaction: the default of a counterparty.


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Origin of counterparty

1980–85; counter- + party (in the legal sense “a signatory”) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for contraparty

/ (ˈkaʊntəˌpɑːtɪ) /

noun plural -parties

a person who is a party to a contract
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