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party wall

a wall used, or usable, as a part of contiguous structures.
Origin of party wall
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party-walled, adjective Unabridged
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  • These two are somewhat thicker than the others, and carry the party-wall of the Sala del Scrutinio.

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

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

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

  • It was from the abbess of the Ursulines, whose chapel is only separated from ours by a party-wall.

  • The stagnation of life on the Garland side of the party-wall began to have a very gloomy effect by the contrast.

    The Trumpet-Major Thomas Hardy
  • Then, supposing Monsieur Molineux does allow me to cut a door in the wall, is it a party-wall?

  • (mysteriously) For you are aware, that our monastery is only separated from the Ursuline convent by a party-wall.

  • Two adjacent houses were chosen and the party-wall pierced that the ladies might confer with absolute secrecy.

    Venice and its Story Thomas Okey
  • He was leaning against the edge of the party-wall, which projected upward about eighteen inches.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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