ex parte

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin "from [one] part"

Adjective[edit]

ex parte (not comparable)

  1. (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.
  2. Concerning only one side of a matter; one-sided.
    • 1843, Edgar Allan Poe, ‘The Mystery of Marie Rogêt’:
      I wish merely to caution you against the whole tone of L'Etoile's suggestion, by calling your attention to its ex parte character at the outset.

Adverb[edit]

ex parte (not comparable)

  1. (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.