audi alteram partem

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin audī (second-person singular present active imperative of audiō (hear)) + alteram (feminine accusative singular of alter (the other)) + partem (accusative singular of pars (part, side)).

Phrase[edit]

audi alteram partem

  1. (law) "Hear both sides." A legal principle of fairness given to ensure that the accused has the chance to refute an accusation.