party of the first part

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In some usages (particularly old documents), words in the phrase may be capitalized: Party of the First Part.


party of the first part (plural parties of the first part)

  1. (law, archaic) The party to a legal dispute who first raised a complaint in a court.
  2. (law, archaic) The first party named in a contract, generally the party agreeing to perform a duty thereunder.


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