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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.


Democratic Party; Republican 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)


(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.


(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


(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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Additional features of the Custom Kegger include 48-inch wide split rear doors, empty keg rack, 48-inch high diamond plate steel wall and door flashing, front bumper two-wheel handcart rack, split and single doors on each side and slide-out walkup steps and platform.
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.
Adults today may not smoke dope with the neighbor kids like American Beauty's Lester Burnham or throw raging keggers like the over-30 frat boys of Old School, but these pop culture fantasies of regression are symptomatic of an elder generation that often grotesquely identifies with, is fascinated by, and seeks to live vicariously through its offspring.
Hollywood would have us believe that everyone goes to keggers on Friday nights, that cheerleaders and football players are some sort of worshiped society, and that marijuana is as common in school as pencils.
THE INITIATIVE, AS well as students arguing in favor of the right I to go to keggers, invoke the plight of the parched soldier--old enough to die for his country but not allowed to have a beer.
Fought Stev at keggers, in the hallways of school and parties, among the lodgepole pines, on the logging roads, in the middle of fucking nowhere.
The 800 hours of self-reflexive footage shot by Mednick's chosen students, plus an additional 2,000 hours (documenting everything from earnest powwows in the girls' room to out-of-control keggers to senior prom) shot by Cutler and his crew, are the raw material for American High.
Well, pundits from such institutions as Playboy and MTV have awarded Chico State a party cum laude for being the kind of college where the second law of thermodynamics tends to take second place to keggers.
Except in cases of mobile keggers and the occasional make-out session, ditches don't typically attract the cool kids.
Lauren, at 17, has until now kept a lower party profile than her cousins Jenna and Laura Bush, who may hold the title for White House keggers in a single presidency.
Most striking liberty taken here is the party scene, which can involve all-night keggers so big that kids often drive from different states to attend.