What does ex parte mean?

Definitions for ex parteɛks ˈpɑr ti

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  1. ex parte(Adverb)

    In the manner of a proceeding where one of the involved parties is not, (or sometimes may not be) present

  2. ex parte(Adjective)

    Of, relating to, or characteristic of a proceeding where one of the involved parties is not present.

  3. Origin: From "from [one] part"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ex parte

    upon or from one side only; one-sided; partial; as, an ex parte statement

  2. Origin: [L. See Ex-, and Part.]


  1. Ex parte

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ex parte

    eks pär′ti, adj. on one side only: partial: prejudiced. [L. ex, out, pars, partis, part.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ex parte in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ex parte in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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