third party

(redirected from 3rd-party)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Third Party

A generic legal term for any individual who does not have a direct connection with a legal transaction but who might be affected by it.

A third-party beneficiary is an individual for whose benefit a contract is created even though that person is a stranger to both the agreement and the consideration. Such an individual can usually bring suit to enforce the contract or promise made for his or her benefit.

A third-party action is another name for the procedural device of Impleader, which is used in a civil action by a defendant who wants to bring a third party into a lawsuit because that party will ultimately be liable for all, or part of, the damages that may be awarded to the plaintiff.

third party

n. a person who is not a party to a contract or a transaction, but has an involvement (such as a buyer from one of the parties, was present when the agreement was signed, or made an offer that was rejected). The third party normally has no legal rights in the matter, unless the contract was made for the third party's benefit.

third party

a party who is a stranger to a transaction or proceeding between two other persons.
References in periodicals archive ?
As an alternative, new 3rd-party products are entering the market that leverage new disk-based backup methods to reduce recovery time and improve recovery points.
The company focuses on the generation of zero-emissions electricity by developing internal and 3rd-party renewable energy projects that employ industry-leading thermal energy technologies, including Kalina(R) -- a patented breakthrough thermal power cycle technology.
Volantis Mobile Content Storefront(TM) is open, flexible and integrates with in-house or 3rd-party billing systems, content management systems, databases and content feeds, download servers, authentication systems, subscriber management systems, business rule engines and brokered content and storefronts.
When you combine the many built-in advantages of the Mac OS with some of the excellent 3rd-party business applications, like those showcased in our booth, you really have the best small business solution on the market.