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From Latin "from [one] part"
- (law) Of, relating to, or characteristic of a proceeding where one of the involved parties is not present.
- The judge issued a temporary ex parte injunction.
ex parte (not comparable)
- (law) In the manner of a proceeding where one of the involved parties is not, (or sometimes may not be) present
- Grand juries are conducted ex parte; neither the suspect nor his attorney may attend.