third party

third party

noun
1.
any party to an incident, case, quarrel, etc., who is incidentally involved.
2.
(in a two-party system) a political party formed as a dissenting or independent group from members of one or both of the two prevailing major parties.

Origin:
1795–1805, Americanism

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third party
 
n
1.  a person who is involved by chance or only incidentally in a legal proceeding, agreement, or other transaction, esp one against whom a defendant claims indemnity
 
adj
2.  insurance providing protection against liability caused by accidental injury or death of other persons or damage to their property: third-party insurance

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