adverse party
adverse party see party 1b

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

adverse party
index adversary, contender, contestant, disputant, foe, litigant, opponent

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


adverse party
The opposite side in a lawsuit. Sometimes when there are numerous parties in one lawsuit, they may be adverse to each other on some issues and in agreement on other matters.
Category: If, When & Where to File a Lawsuit
Category: Mediation, Arbitration & Collaborative Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

adverse party
n.
   the opposite side in a lawsuit. Sometimes when there are numerous parties and cross-complaints, parties may be adverse to each other on some issues and in agreement on other matters. Two beneficiaries of a person who has died may join together to claim a will was valid, but fight each other over the assets of the dead person's estate if the court rules the will was legal.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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