party wall


a wall used, or usable, as a part of contiguous structures.

Origin of party wall

First recorded in 1660–70
Related formspar·ty-walled, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for party wall

Historical Examples of party wall

  • The result interested him more than his case about a party-wall.

    The Mason-bees

    J. Henri Fabre

  • The two houses together formed a single dwelling, the party-wall having been removed and the rooms placed in communication.

  • One day he descended into the courtyard and covered the coach-house, stable, and party-wall with his artistic efforts.


    Georges Beaume

  • These two are somewhat thicker than the others, and carry the party-wall of the Sala del Scrutinio.

  • Stationing the master's mate as a mark, he laid off five paces at right angles with the first line from the party-wall.

British Dictionary definitions for party wall

party wall


property law a wall separating two properties or pieces of land and over which each of the adjoining owners has certain rights
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