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ex parte

[eks pahr-tee] /ɛks ˈpɑr ti/
noun
1.
from or on one side only of a dispute, as a divorce suit; without notice to or the presence of the other party.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Latin
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ex parte

/ɛks ˈpɑːtɪ/
adjective
1.
(law) (of an application in a judicial proceeding) on behalf of one side or party only an ex parte injunction
Word Origin
Latin
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Word Origin and History for ex parte

Latin legal term, "on the one side only," from ex "out of" (see ex-) + parte, ablative of pars "part, side."

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