ex parte

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ex parte ("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.
    • 2014, Ian McEwan, The Children Act, Penguin Random House (2018), page 54:
      She was dismissive of an ex parte application for an order excluding a husband from the matrimonial home.
  2. Concerning only one side of a matter; one-sided.

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.