Formal Party

Formal Party

A person who has no interest in the dispute between the immediate litigants but has an interest in the subject matter that can be expeditiously settled in the current proceedings and thereby prevent additional litigation.

The rules of Civil Procedure of the various states determine who constitutes a formal party and define the rights and obligations of other categories of parties.

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To-morrow evening, to meet a few friends: no formal party.
Show her a Funeral, and she saw an unremunerative ceremony in the nature of a black masquerade, conferring a temporary gentility on the performers, at an immense expense, and representing the only formal party ever given by the deceased.
For two years, Ennahda repeatedly postponed a formal party congress as internal debates continued over the nature of its Islamist identity and the relationship between its political and religious activities.
Again, tickets will start at $90, but this event will likely be one of the evening's least expensive formal party options.
Projections gave Radev, a reserve army general without formal party affiliation who was backed by the Socialists, 58 per cent of the votes.
Similarly, Deng Xiaoping eschewed titles as superfluous and never became the formal party leader, premier or president though he was universally described as "China's paramount leader" and governed by force of personality.
On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton proved perfectly acceptable to Democratic Party actors - the politicians, campaign and governing professionals, donors and activists, formal party officials and staff and party-aligned interest groups and media.
The Transporter Bridge in 1905: The transporter car in transit with formal party on board
The "influential people" Silver is talking about are those I call "party actors" -- the politicians, campaign and governing professionals, formal party officials and staff, donors and activists, and party-aligned interest groups and media who make up US political parties.
Unlike the trade groups, the Catholic organizations are not seeking formal party status in the case.
The party's frontal team, which proved its mettle in the Delhi Assembly elections by winning 67 of the 70 seats, recently surveyed Punjab to establish a formal party structure and assess the situation.
I'm still waiting for the mayor of show business to show up and kick me out of the formal party because I'm wearing a leisure suit," he quips.

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