third party


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third party

n.
1. A political party organized as opposition to the existing parties in a two-party system.
2. One other than the principals involved in a transaction: I pay rent to a third party, not directly to the landlord.

third party

n
(Law) a person who is involved by chance or only incidentally in a legal proceeding, agreement, or other transaction, esp one against whom a defendant claims indemnity
adj
(Insurance) insurance providing protection against liability caused by accidental injury or death of other persons or damage to their property: third-party insurance.

third′ par′ty


n.
1. any party to a case or quarrel who is incidentally involved.
2. (in a two-party system) a usu. temporary political party composed of independents.
3. a supplier of ancillary goods or support for a product or service who is neither the primary vendor nor the purchaser.
[1795–1805, Amer.]
third′-par′ty, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.third party - someone other than the principals who are involved in a transaction
arbitrator, umpire, arbiter - someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue; "the critic was considered to be an arbiter of modern literature"; "the arbitrator's authority derived from the consent of the disputants"; "an umpire was appointed to settle the tax case"
2.third party - a political party organized in opposition to the major parties in a two-party system
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
Translations
شَخْص ثالِث، لَيس شَريكا في العَقْد
třetí osoba
tredjepart
harmadik személy
òriîji aîili
tretia osoba
üçüncü kişi/şahıs

third party

n (Law) → terzo

third

(θəːd) noun
1. one of three equal parts.
2. (also adjective) the last of three (people, things etc); the next after the second.
adverb
in the third position. John came first in the race, and I came third.
ˈthirdly adverb
in the third place. Firstly, I haven't enough money; secondly, I'm too old; and thirdly it's raining.
ˌthird-ˈclass adjective, adverb
of or in the class next after or below the second.
third degree
a severe method of questioning people, sometimes using torture etc. The police gave him the third degree.
third party
a third person who is not directly involved in an action, contract etc. Was there a third party present when you and she agreed to the sale?
ˌthird-ˈrate adjective
of very bad quality. a third-rate performance.
the Third World
the developing countries, those not part of or aligned with the two main powers. the needs of the Third World.
References in classic literature ?
Though, by this course, neither one aim nor the other could be attained, yet it seemed best to the adherents of this third party.
I am sure there ought to be no third party present at anything so very kind and so very serious; and so, if you'll remove the third party upstairs, my dear, the third party will retire.
Therefore, let him who has no desire to conquer make use of these arms, for they are much more hazardous than mercenaries, because with them the ruin is ready made; they are all united, all yield obedience to others; but with mercenaries, when they have conquered, more time and better opportunities are needed to injure you; they are not all of one community, they are found and paid by you, and a third party, which you have made their head, is not able all at once to assume enough authority to injure you.
Regarding myself, however, from the point of view of a third party, I should say that the thing I was most in need of was the society of my fellow creatures.
A second and a third party of knights took the field; and although they had various success, yet, upon the whole, the advantage decidedly remained with the challengers, not one of whom lost his seat or swerved from his charge misfortunes which befell one or two of their antagonists in each encounter.
That third party or common nature is not social; it is impersonal; is God.
Hindley had given me directions to make a third party in any private visits Linton chose to pay.
Everything had to be done through a third party, and generally in duplicate.
But as we've insured against third party risks, it won't so much matter--"
You have so much of my favour, sir,' retorted Mr Haredale, with a bitter glance at the third party in their conversation, 'that I am glad to see you in such good company.
A third party intervening, suggested that a meeting might be arranged if due notice were given.
But connected with you two is a third party, a villain of the name of Quilp, the prime mover of the whole diabolical device, who I believe to be worse than either.