ex parte
ex par·te /'eks-'pär-tē, -tā/ adv or adj [Medieval Latin, on behalf (of)]: on behalf of or involving only one party to a legal matter and in the absence of and usu. without notice to the other party
an ex parte motion
relief granted ex parte
— used in citations to indicate the party seeking judicial relief in a case
Ex Parte Jones, 7 U.S. 2 (1866) compare in re, inter partes

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

ex parte
I adjective by one party, done by one person, for one party, in behalf of one party, on one side only, on the application of one party, one-sided, unilateral associated concepts: ex parte application, ex parte decree, ex parte hearing, ex parte motion, ex parte proceeding II adverb biased, in the interest of one party, one sided, partial, partisan, prejudiced, relating to one side only, unilateral associated concepts: ex parte affidavit, ex parte appointment, ex parte certificate, ex parte commission, ex parte declaration, ex parte experiment, ex parte investigation, ex parte motion and order, ex parte petition, ex parte presentment, ex parte proceedings, ex parte settlement, ex parte statement III index determinative

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


ex parte
adj.
(Latin) From a side; on behalf of one side of a case.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


ex parte
'on behalf of', a phrase used to indicate a hearing where the court is relying on a statement made on behalf of someone rather than after proof. In England and Wales, as a result of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998, the phrase now used is 'without notice'.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


ex parte
Latin meaning "for one party," referring to motions, hearings, or orders granted on the request of and for the benefit of one party only. This is an exception to the basic rule of court procedure that both parties must be present at any argument before a judge, and to the otherwise strict rule that an attorney may not notify a judge without previously notifying the opposition. Ex parte matters are usually temporary orders (like a restraining order or temporary custody) pending a formal hearing, or an emergency request for a continuance.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


ex parte
adj. A judge's action in conducting a hearing or conference with one party only, without notice to the other party; typically improper, except under the limited circumstances in which a party is seeking a temporary restraining order and alleging that notice to the adverse party will result in the destruction of evidence or other illegal action. Also used as an adverb, such as, "the judge conducted the hearing ex parte." It also refers to a party's attempts to make such contact with the judge.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


ex parte
Done by, for, or on the application of one party alone.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


ex parte
I
[Latin, On one side only.] Done by, for, or on the application of one party alone.
II On behalf of only one party, without notice to any other party. For example, a request for a search warrant is an ex parte proceeding, since the person subject to the search is not notified of the proceeding and is not present at the hearing. III From or of one side or party.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

ex parte
[ex par-tay], (but popularly, ex party)
adj.
   Latin meaning "for one party," referring to motions, hearings or orders granted on the request of and for the benefit of one party only. This is an exception to the basic rule of court procedure that both parties must be present at any argument before a judge, and to the otherwise strict rule that an attorney may not notify a judge without previously notifying the opposition. Ex parte matters are usually temporary orders (like a restraining order or temporary custody) pending a formal hearing or an emergency request for a continuance. Most jurisdictions require at least a diligent attempt to contact the other party's lawyer of the time and place of any ex parte hearing.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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