Innocent party

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

See also: Innocent

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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.
"Do we think there is a valid reason for people taking the law into their own hands or assaulting innocent people, which put the innocent party in personal danger and also put themselves in danger because a blatant violation of criminal law will come with a very stiff sentence?"
It is pertinent here to mention that PPP leader Chaudhry Manzoor while addressing a press conference in Lahore said that the PPP leaders and party workers will tomorrow (Wednesday) express solidarity with the innocent party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
Things don't get off to a great start as Duncan paints himself as the innocent party when he takes the stand.
'Umno is an innocent party and absolutely not party to any operations or transactions of 1MDB.
Any act that aims to breach the contract has consequences since the innocent party suffers loss and damage for which he is entitled to be compensated.
Steve Bruce argued Fredericks was no innocent party in the incident but admitted his 19-goal top scorer had been petulant.
There was one incident when I was the innocent party - it's true, M'lud.
Officers from Council, who innocent party are receiving about it but it they're not cooperation " Clr Bolt believes it used to be open to the Calder.
The criminals glean personal information from social media and hack into private systems to get details such as a person's name, date of birth, address and name of their bank, and then can apply for a loan or buy a product in their name, leaving the innocent party to foot the bill.
It is never right to take your sexual frustrations out on an innocent party. Anyone who commits psychological abuse and demonstrates coercive and controlling actions, is wrong.