Definitions for ex parteɛks ˈpɑr ti
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ex par•teɛks ˈpɑr ti(adv.)
from or on one side only of a dispute, as in a divorce action.
Origin of ex parte:
1665–75; < L
In the manner of a proceeding where one of the involved parties is not, (or sometimes may not be) present
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a proceeding where one of the involved parties is not present.
Origin: From "from [one] part"
upon or from one side only; one-sided; partial; as, an ex parte statement
Ex parte is a Latin legal term meaning "from one party". An ex parte decision is one decided by a judge without requiring all of the parties to the controversy to be present. In Australian, Canadian, U.K., South African, Indian and U.S. legal doctrines, ex parte means a legal proceeding brought by one person in the absence of and without representation or notification of other parties. It is also used more loosely to refer to improper unilateral contacts with a court, arbitrator or represented party without notice to the other party or counsel for that party.
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