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ex par·te(ĕks pär′tē)
1. Of or relating to an action taken in a legal proceeding by one party without the presence or participation of the opposing party: an ex parte hearing.
2. Of or relating to such an action taken in a manner that is not permitted due to the risk of undue influence or interference: an ex parte conversation with the judge.
[Latin : ex, from + parte, ablative of pars, part, side.]
ex parte adv.
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ex parte(ɛks ˈpɑːtɪ)
(Law) law (of an application in a judicial proceeding) on behalf of one side or party only: an ex parte injunction.
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ex par•te(ɛks ˈpɑr ti)
1. from or on one side only of a dispute, as in a divorce action.adj.
2. one-sided; partial.
[1665–75; < Latin]
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