from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a proceeding where one of the involved parties is not present.
- adv. In the manner of a proceeding where one of the involved parties is not, (or sometimes may not be) present
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Upon or from one side only; one-sided; partial.
from The 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.
Latin : ex, from + parte, ablative of pars, part, side.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin "from [one] part" (Wiktionary)