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  1. a band of people associated temporarily in some activity; "they organized a party to search for food"; "the company of cooks walked into the kitchen" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. have or participate in a party; "The students were partying all night before the exam" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment; "he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a group of people gathered together for pleasure; "she joined the party after dinner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a person involved in legal proceedings; "the party of the first part" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. based upon or representing political parties; "party politics"; "party leaders" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. A part or portion. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A number of persons united in opinion or action, as distinguished from, or opposed to, the rest of a community or association; esp., one of the parts into which a people is divided on questions of public policy. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A part of a larger body of company; a detachment; especially (Mil.), a small body of troops dispatched on special service. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A number of persons invited to a social entertainment; a select company; as, a dinner party; also, the entertainment itself; as, to give a party. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. One concerned or interested in an affair; one who takes part with others; a participator; as, he was a party to the plot; a party to the contract. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The plaintiff or the defendant in a lawsuit, whether an individual, a firm, or corporation; a litigant. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Hence, any certain person who is regarded as being opposed or antagonistic to another. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Cause; side; interest. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A person; as, he is a queer party. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries; as, an escutcheon party per pale. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Partial; favoring one party. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Partly. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A person, corporation or other legal entity that files a lawsuit (the plaintiff or petitioner) or defends against one (the defendant or respondent).
  21. A number of persons united for a particular purpose; as, a political party; faction; one concerned in an affair, cause, or side; as, a party to a suit; a small body of troops sent to do some special service; as, a scouting party; a social gathering assembled by invitation; a select company. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. A part of a greater number of persons: a faction: a company met for a particular purpose: an assembly: one concerned in any affair: a single individual spoken of: (mil.) a detachment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Belonging to a party and not to the whole: consisting of different parties, parts, or things: (her.) parted or divided. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Number of persons united for some purpose or interest; assembly; one concerned in any affair. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. Divided into parts or of different parties. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A body of persons united for a common purpose, as political ascendency. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A social company. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. A small detachment, as of soldiers. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. A person interested, as in a contract or a lawsuit; any person. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A number of persons united in opinion or design; one of two litigants; one concerned in an affair; side; a distinct person; a select company; a detachment of troops. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. A number of persons united in opinion or design in opposition to others belonging to the same body or community; a faction; one concerned or interested in an affair; one of two litigants; a particular person-but improperly so applied; a cause or a side; a select company or assembly; a small detachment of troops drawn from the main body. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. That concerns not the whole; in her., used with reference to the division of a field or charge. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. A person concerned or having or taking part in any affair, matter, transaction, or proceeding, considered individually. See PARTIES. The term “parties” includes all persons who are directly interested in the subject- matter in issue, who have a right to make defense, control the proceedings, or appeal from the judgment. Strangers are persons who do not possess these rights. Hunt v. Haven, 52 N. H. 162. “Party” is a technical word, and has a precise meaning in legal parlance. By it is understood he or they by or against whom a suit is brought, whether in law or equity; the party plaintiff or defendant, whether composed of one or more individuals, and whether natural or legal persons, (they are parties in the writ, and parties on the record;) and all others who may be affected by the suit, indirectly or consequentially, are persons interested, but not parties. Merchants’ Bank v. Cook, 4 Pick. 405. thelawdictionary.org
  34. pär'ti, n. a part of a greater number of persons: a faction: a company met for a particular purpose, as a dinner party, a pleasure party, &c.: an assembly: one concerned in any affair: the person or persons on either side in a law-suit: (colloq.) a single individual spoken of: (mil.) a detachment of soldiers.--adj. belonging to a party and not to the whole: consisting of different parties, parts, or things: (her.) parted or divided.--adjs. PAR'TI-COAT'ED, having on a coat of various colours; PAR'TI-COL'OURED, coloured differently at different parts.--ns. PAR'TYISM, devotion to party; PAR'TY-JU'RY, a jury half of natives and half of aliens; PAR'TY-MAN, a member of a party: a partisan; PAR'TY-POL'ITICS, politics viewed from a party stand-point, or arranged to suit the views or interests of a party; PAR'TY-SPIR'IT, the unreasonable spirit shown by a party-man toward those who do not belong to his party.--adj. PAR'TY-SPIR'ITED.--ns. PAR'TY-VER'DICT, a joint verdict; PAR'TY-WALL, a wall between two adjoining properties, built half on one and half on the other: a wall separating one house from another. [O. Fr. partir--L. part[=i]ri, to divide--pars, a part.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  35. See parti-coloured Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. Body of persons united in a cause, opinion, &c.; system of taking sides on public questions; p. spirit, zeal for a p., so p.-spirited; body of persons travelling or engaged together, as fishing, reading, -p.; social gathering, esp. of invited guests at private house, as dinner, tea, p.; each of the two or more persons making the two sides in legal action, contract, marriage, &c.; accessory (to action); (now vulg. or facet.) person, as an old p. with spectacles; p.-coloured, see PARTI-COLOURED; p.-wall, wall shared by each of the occupiers of the two buildings &c. that it separates. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. (herald.). Divided into parts of different tinctures. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. See Parted. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  39. n. [French, Latin] A number of persons united in opinion, and aiming to influence or control the general action; a faction; side; cause;—a company invited; a social assembly; dinner; fete, &c.;—a company set together on some duty;—a small number of troops despatched upon some special service;—one who takes a part with others; a partaker or participator;—one who takes part in a lawsuit as plaintiff or defendant;—a single person as distinct from or opposed to another;—hence, a person; an individual. Cabinet Dictionary

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