ex parte

[ eks pahr-tee ]
/ ɛks ˈpɑr ti /
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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.
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Origin of ex parte

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1665–75
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British Dictionary definitions for ex parte

ex parte
/ (ɛks ˈpɑːtɪ) /

law (of an application in a judicial proceeding) on behalf of one side or party onlyan ex parte injunction

Word Origin for ex parte

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