Innocent party

(Law) a party who has not notice of a fact tainting a litigated transaction with illegality.

See also: Innocent

References in classic literature ?
The young ladies did not drink it; Osborne did not like it; and the consequence was that Jos, that fat gourmand, drank up the whole contents of the bowl; and the consequence of his drinking up the whole contents of the bowl was a liveliness which at first was astonishing, and then became almost painful; for he talked and laughed so loud as to bring scores of listeners round the box, much to the confusion of the innocent party within it; and, volunteering to sing a song (which he did in that maudlin high key peculiar to gentlemen in an inebriated state), he almost drew away the audience who were gathered round the musicians in the gilt scollop-shell, and received from his hearers a great deal of applause.
It is never right to take your sexual frustrations out on an innocent party.
It seems to be a case of guilty until reprieved for lack of evidence, which leaves the innocent party living under suspicion.
He said these innocent Party workers carried no weapons or batons during their struggle for democracy yet they were targeted by roaring guns of the dictator Zia and embraced Shahadat for the cause of the nation and democratic order.
On Monday morning MQM alleged Rangers of arresting innocent party workers and conducting raids at Farooq Sattar residence however the Rangers' spokesman Major Syed Sabtin strongly refuted the allegations, saying Rangers were in the area to apprehend target killers and extortionists.
INNOCENT Opposition to the new proposals centres on the fact an innocent party could be punished.
Jockeys volunteer to ride this race, horses are the innocent party in this, having no voice.
Damages resultant from a breach of contract will not generally be allowed unless some sort of loss has been incurred by the innocent party.
But Diver-Legg told the Mail he plans to appeal and added: "I am the innocent party.
We, as tenants, are the innocent party in this fiasco.
RAUL MEIRELES has desperately tried to portray himself as the innocent party in his transfer from Liverpool to Chelsea.
Investigating officer PC John Utterson said: "This was a totally unprovoked attack on an innocent party.