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." It was all said very gracefully, and the cards with which she had provided herself, the "Miss Elliot at home," were laid on the table, with a courteous, comprehensive smile to all, and one smile and one card more decidedly for Captain Wentworth.
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.
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With the abbreviation having become part of the formal party name, popular abhorrence was bound to overflow.
However, at the same time that voters are barely engaged, party actors -- politicians, campaign and governing professionals, formal party officials and staff, donors and activists, and party-aligned groups and the partisan press -- are intensely engaged in selecting the nominee and seeking to push the party in the direction they want.
Eight of the splitters now sit with three Tories but have no policies or formal party.
Westminster has been gripped this week by the emergence of The Independent Group, a centre-ground group of MPs (not yet a formal party) made up of defectors from the Conservative and Labour parties.
Investing on a new set of formal party wear (with matching shoes, bags, jewelry) is not for the fainthearted.
In the end, what materialized was a ruling coalition split in two: the President's formal party, PDP-Laban, itself divided into two factions, while most other heavyweights stampeded to join Hugpong ng Pagbabago, which is more of a loose alliance of regional barons.
This was the first formal party meeting that Nawaz chaired after his release from Adiala jail last month.
Nawaz Sharif chaired the formal party meeting after a gap of over four months - including the two months he spent in Rawalpindi's Adiala jail with his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Capt Mohammad Safdar following their conviction in the Avenfield properties reference.
This was the first formal party meeting that Nawaz is chairing since after his release from Adiala jail last month.

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