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noun, plural coun·ter·par·ties. Finance.
  1. the other person or institution entering into a financial contract or transaction: the default of a counterparty.
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Also con·tra·par·ty [kon-truh-pahr-tee] /ˈkɒn trəˌpɑr ti/.

Origin of counterparty

1980–85; counter- + party (in the legal sense “a signatory”)
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noun plural -parties
  1. a person who is a party to a contract
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