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Party

Any person involved in a transaction or proceeding. A group of voters organized for the purpose of influencing governmental policy, particularly through the nomination and election of candidates for public office.

Plaintiffs and defendants are Parties in lawsuits, for example. They have the right to make claims and defenses, offer proof, and examine and cross-examine witnesses at trials. They can pursue appeals after unsatisfactory judgments if they satisfy designated criteria.In the United States, the Democrats and the Republicans make up the two major national political parties.

Cross-references

Democratic Party; Republican Party.

party

n. 1) one of the participants in a lawsuit or other legal proceeding who has an interest in the outcome. Parties include plaintiff (person filing suit), defendant (person sued or charged with a crime), petitioner (files a petition asking for a court ruling), respondent (usually in opposition to a petition or an appeal), cross-complainant (a defendant who sues someone else in the same lawsuit), or cross-defendant (a person sued by a cross-complainant). 2) a person or entity involved in an agreement. 3) a common reference by lawyers to people or entities involved in lawsuits, transactions, contracts, accidents, as in "both parties knew what was expected," "he is a party to the contract," "he was not a party to the criminal conspiracy..." (See: plaintiff, defendant, petitioner, respondent, contract, indispensable party, necessary party, proper party, real party in interest)

party

(Litigant), noun adversary, appellant, appellee, challenger, charger, claimant, complainant, contender, contestant, controversialist, defendant, disputant, libelant, opposing party, petitioner, plaintiff, suitor
Associated concepts: adverse party, defect in parties, disinnerested party, indispensable party, jurisdiction of parties, material party, mutuality of parties, necessary parties, nommnal party, nonjoinder of parties, opposing party, party-in practice, prevailing party, proper party, real party in interrst, substantial party
Foreign phrases: Saepe constitutum est, res inter alios juuicatas aliis non praejudicare.It has often been decided that matters adjudged between others ought not to prejuuice those who are not parties.

party

(Participant), noun attendant, cooperator, partaker, participator, partisan, partner, sharer
Associated concepts: accommodation party, competent party, guilty party, injured party, innocent party, real party in interest, third party

party

(Political organization), noun association, body, caucus, club, coalition, combine, confederation, faction, group, league, lobby, organized group, party machine, political machine
See also: actor, amicus curiae, appellant, applicant, assemblage, character, complainant, constituency, contender, contributor, denomination, individual, litigant, participant, person, petitioner, privy, side

PARTY, practice, contracts. When applied to practice, by party is understood either the plaintiff or defendant. In contracts, a party is one or more persons who engage to perform or receive the performance of some agreement. Vide Parties to contracts; Parties to 'actions; Parties to a suit in equity.

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Reliable sources claim she has lain down with boys or men in an infinite number of places: graveyards, the empty lot where kids throw keggers on weekends, some guy's basement, some guy's car.
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