ex parte

ex parte

[eks pahr-tee]
from or on one side only of a dispute, as a divorce suit; without notice to or the presence of the other party.

1665–75; < Latin

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ex parte (ɛks ˈpɑːtɪ)
law (of an application in a judicial proceeding) on behalf of one side or party only: an ex parte injunction

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ex parte
1672, legal term, "on the one side only," from L. ex "out of" + parte, abl. of pars "part, side."
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