Party

Definition of Party

Par´ty   Pronunciation: pär´tŷ
n.1.A part or portion.
2.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.
Win the noble Brutus to our party.
- Shak.
The peace both parties want is like to last.
- Dryden.
3.(Mil.) A part of a larger body of company; a detachment;
4.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.
5.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.
6.The plaintiff or the defendant in a lawsuit, whether an individual, a firm, or corporation; a litigant.
The cause of both parties shall come before the judges.
- Ex. xxii. 9.
7.Hence, any certain person who is regarded as being opposed or antagonistic to another.
If the jury found that the party slain was of English race, it had been adjudged felony.
- Sir J. Davies.
8.Cause; side; interest.
Have you nothing said
Upon this Party 'gainst the Duke of Albany?
- Shak.
9.A person; as, he is a queer party.
Party jury
(Law) a jury composed of different parties, as one which is half natives and half foreigners.
Party man
a partisan.
Party spirit
a factious and unreasonable temper, not uncommonly shown by party men.
- Swift.
Party verdict
a joint verdict.
- Whately.
Party wall
a - (Arch.) A wall built upon the dividing line between two adjoining properties, usually having half its thickness on each property
- Shak.
b - (Law) A wall that separates adjoining houses, as in a block or row.
a.1.(Her.) Parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries; as, an escutcheon party per pale.
2.Partial; favoring one party; partisan.
I will be true judge, and not party.
- Chaucer.
Charter party
See under Charter.
adv.1.Partly.

Related Words

Adamite, American Party, Anti-Monopoly Party, Bull Moose Party, Communist Party, Conservative Party, Constitutional Union Party, Democratic Party, Democratic-Republican Party, Farmer-Labor Party, Federalist Party, Free Soil Party, Greenback Party, Kaffeeklatsch, Know-Nothing Party, Labour Party, Liberal Party, Liberal Republican Party, Liberty Party, Mardi Gras, National Republican Party, Populist Party, Progressive Party, Prohibition Party, Republican Party, Saturnalia, Socialist Labor Party, Socialist Party, Socialist Workers Party, Tammany Hall, Tory Party, Whig Party, a party to, accessory, accomplice, accusant, accuser, actor, adherents, advocate, affiliation, age group, aid, allegator, alliance, ally, appellant, approver, assemblee, assembly, assignation, associate, at home, bacchanal, bacchanalia, backer, ball, band, banquet, bash, battalion, beano, being, bevy, bipartisan, biparty, bloc, blowout, body, branch, brawl, breakaway group, brigade, bunch, bust, cabal, cadre, caller, calling party, camp, carnival, carousal, carouse, cast, cat, caucus, celebration, certifier, champion, chap, character, church, city hall, claimant, clique, club, cluster, coalition, cocktail party, coffee klatch, cohort, colloquium, combine, commission, committee, communion, community, complainant, complement, conclave, concourse, confederacy, confederate, confederation, confirmer, congregation, congress, contingent, contributor, conventicle, convention, convocation, copartner, corps, cosignatory, cosigner, costume party, cotenant, coterie, council, covey, creature, crew, customer, dance, date, debauch, defendant, defender, delator, denomination, denominational, detachment, detail, diet, dinner, dinner party, division, do, donation party, duck, earthling, eisteddfod, endorser, entertainment, ethnic group, exponent, faction, factional, fair, feast, federation, fellow, fellowship, festival, festive occasion, festivity, fete, field day, fiesta, fleet, forgathering, forum, frolic, function, gala, gala affair, gala day, gang, garden party, get-together, great doings, groundling, group, grouping, groupment, guarantor, guy, hand, head, helper, hen party, high jinks, homo, hop, house party, house-raising, housewarming, human, human being, impeacher, impugner, in-group, indictor, individual, informer, insurer, interest, interest group, interested, jamboree, joker, junta, junto, kermis, lawn party, league, levee, libelant, life, litigant, litigationist, litigator, living soul, machine, major party, man, mask, masque, masquerade, masquerade party, meet, meeting, minor party, minority group, mob, mortal, movement, multiple party system, nose, notary, notary public, offshoot, one, one-party system, opposition party, order, organization, orgy, out-group, outfit, pack, panel, partaker, partial, participant, participator, parties litigant, partisan, partner, party in power, peer group, person, personage, personality, persuasion, petitioner, phalanx, phoner, picnic, plaintiff, platoon, plenum, political machine, political party, posse, pressure group, prom, promoter, proponent, prosecutor, quorum, rally, ratifier, rave, reception, regiment, religious order, rendezvous, ring, romp, salon, saturnalia, schism, school, seance, seconder, sect, sectarian, sectarism, sectary, sectional, segment, session, set, shareholder, sharer, shindig, shindy, shower, side, signatory, signer, silent majority, single, sit-in, sitting, smoker, social gathering, society, soiree, somebody, someone, soul, splinter, splinter group, splinter party, spree, squad, stable, stag, stag party, string, subscriber, suitor, supporter, surprise party, symposium, synod, team, telephoner, tellurian, terran, the prosecution, third party, tribe, troop, troupe, turnout, two-party system, underwriter, union, unit, upholder, variety, version, vocal minority, waygoose, wayzgoose, wing, wingding, witness, worldling
Word:

Browse

Partner
Partnership
Partnership in commendam
Partook
Partridge
Partridge berry
Partridge dove
Partridge pea
Partridge shell
Partridge wood
parts
partsong
Parture
Parturiate
Parturiency
Parturient
Parturifacient
Parturious
Parturition
Parturitive
-Party-
Party appellant
Party jury
Party man
Party spirit
Party verdict
Party wall
Party-coated
Party-colored
partygoer
Partyism
Parula
Parulidae
Parumbilical
Parure
Parus
Parusia
Parvanimity
Parvati
Parvenu
Parvis
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home