American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Law From or on one side only, with the other side absent or unrepresented: testified ex parte; an ex parte hearing.
- adv. From a one-sided or strongly biased point of view.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. With reference to or in connection with only one of the parties concerned: as, the respondent being absent, the case was proceeded with ex parte.
- In law, proceeding from or concerned with only one part or side of a matter in question: with reference to any step taken by or on behalf of one of the parties to a suit or in any judicial proceeding without notice to the other: as, an ex-parte application; an ex-parte hearing; ex-parte evidence. Ex-parte hearings, evidence, etc., are often resorted to for temporary relief, or for convenience and expedition, and are not supposed to affect the substantial rights of the absent party. But outside of legal use the term often insinuates partiality or deficient accuracy: as, a mere ex-parte statement.
- adj. law Of, relating to, or characteristic of a proceeding where one of the involved parties is not present.
- adv. law In the manner of a proceeding where one of the involved parties is not, (or sometimes may not be) present
GNU Webster's 1913
- Upon or from one side only; one-sided; partial.
- From Latin "from [one] part" (Wiktionary)
- Latin : ex, from + parte, ablative of pars, part, side. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Malleacense ", which alleges treachery, calls the latter" miles ex parte Francorum ", and at the later ordeal by fire in 1090 the Roman”
“Poggius; and particularly noticed the date of this elegant moral lecture on the varieties of fortune.] 2 Consedimus in ipsis Tarpeiae arcis ruinis, pone ingens portae cujusdam, ut puto, templi, marmoreum limen, plurimasque passim confractas columnas, unde magna ex parte prospectus urbis patet, (p. 5.)] 3 Aeneid viii.”
“[5.8] In 1329 he wrote to Richard de Ratforde from Chudleigh: "Regraciamur vobis quod Librum Sermonum Beati Augustini pro nobis, prout Magister Ricardus filius Radulphi, ex parte nostra, vos rogavit, retinuistis, nobisque et condiciones ejusdem significastis et precium.”
“Cosectis, &c.] 41 Hadriani molem .... magna ex parte Romanorum injuria .. disturbavit; quod certe funditus evertissent, si eorum manibus pervia, absumptis grandibus saxis, reliqua moles exstisset, (Poggius de Varietate Fortunae, p. 42 Against the emperor Henry”
“+ Opera pertinentia ad opticam at Astronomiam maxima ex parte nova et omnia hucusque inmedita (1785).”
“Coliseum, from an original act in the archives of Rome.] 61 Coliseum .... ob stultitiam Romanorum majori ex parte ad cal cem deletum, says the indignant Poggius, (p. 17:) but his expression too strong for the present age, must be very tenderly applied to the xvth century.] 62 Of the Olivetan monks.”
“* Nunquam quidem consenserunt omnes gentes adversus Christianos; cum autem contigerint quae Christus praedixit, tunc quasi succendendi sunt omnes a quibusdam gentilibus incipientibus Christianos culpare, ut tunc fiant persecutiones iam non ex parte sicut ante:  1”
“Christus praedixit, tunc quasi succendendi sunt omnes a quibusdam gentilibus incipientibus Christianos culpare, ut tunc fiant persecutiones iam non ex parte sicut ante, sed generaliter ubique adversus populum dei” (Comment.”
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