party to the action


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Noun1.party to the action - a party of people taking a role in legal proceedings
party, company - a band of people associated temporarily in some activity; "they organized a party to search for food"; "the company of cooks walked into the kitchen"
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The Americans at the bar, who outnumber the expatriates 20 to one, stand around the mom's edges like wallflowers at a junior high school dance, shooting each other geeky smiles, feeling privileged to be party to the action. Only the most imaginative of us, after all, have ever been able to invest the pennant runs of the Florida Marlins with anything approaching the same historical importance or symbolic heft.
If the government does prosecute, the whistleblower may continue as a party to the action. If the government declines, then the private party may pursue the claim on his/her own.