from or on one side only of a dispute, as a divorce suit; without notice to or the presence of the other party.
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How to use ex parte in a sentence
Eleven unaccountable federal judges cannot make these monumental decisions in secret ex parte proceedings.
Ea & hreticorum repulit iniquitatem, & Nostros in nauim non iam vt hospites, sed vt magna ex parte Dominos, potentsq imposuit.
Anything else would be mere hearsay, and more or less ex parte.Stories in Light and Shadow | Bret Harte
He does nothing of the kind, and expects posterity to accept his ex-parte statements without reserve.Byron | Richard Edgcumbe
The theory of Evolution is being accepted to-day upon ex-parte evidence.The Other Side of Evolution | Alexander Patterson
If it was to have any influence, it must be a pernicious one, because founded on ex parte testimony.
British Dictionary definitions for ex parte
law (of an application in a judicial proceeding) on behalf of one side or party only: an ex parte injunction
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