(party) A person who enters into a legal transaction with another. In a contract between A and Z for example, they are each said to be a 'party' to the contract. They are collectively called the parties to the contract A person who participates in a legal proceeding, for example, as a plaintiff or a defendant. Click here to go back to the glossary. If you entered from another page click your web browsers "back" button
The persons who are actively concerned in the prosecution or defence of a legal proceeding.
The people officially a part of a divorce or other lawsuit.
The persons who are actively involved in the prosecution or defense of a legal proceeding, including the plaintiff or prosecution, the defendant and any "third party defendant."
College has decided that a party happens when there are 8 people to a room.. If you envisage this happening, get hold of a Party Form from the Lodge, and take it to the Dean for signing. You can also book a Public Room for larger scale parties, on behalf of yourself or societies. In this case you will also need to obtain a Room Booking Form (available from the lodge) and send it to the Domestic Bursar, or you can go to the Domestic Bursar and arrange it directly with him.
the adult people involved in the support case.
is the term used in court to describe the people involved in a domestic violence matter. (See domestic relationships for more details).
The husband and wife, or anybody else who is named in the case before the court and asking for an order of any kind.
individuals directly involved in the conflict.
are persons or bodies who are in a dispute that is handled through a dispute resolution process.
are persons or bodies who are in a dispute that is handled through an ADR processes. (NADRAC's Standards Report)
The parties are the people who are involved in the dispute. Most parties are disputants--the people who are in conflict with each other. Other parties -- often called "third parties," -- are parties that intervene in the dispute to try to help the disputants resolve it. Mediators and judges, for example, are third parties.
Parties to the UNFCCC are those countries which have signed and ratified the convention. The European Union, in addition to each of the EU member states, is also a party to the convention. By analogy, Parties to the Kyoto Protocol are those countries which have signed and ratified the Protocol (no OECD country has yet ratified the Protocol, as of August 2000).
A Party to the Convention is a country that has ratified the Convention.
Governments who have signed up to the Convention on Biological Diversity